Macha | Charpoy
Location: Bagar, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A charpoy is an important item of vernacular furniture in the havelis of Shekhawati. This macha was placed at the entrance of a haveli. On the opposite side of the entrance was a takhat (bench). These were being used by the caretakers of the haveli to sleep on.