Khatlo | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Rajpipla, Narmada, Gujarat
Cultural region: East Gujarat
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Metal, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This khatlo displays the sophisticated carpentry skills of its maker. Unlike in other charpoys, its horizontal rectangular frame runs at one level. The joinery is relatively complex but is just as effective as simpler forms.

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