Macha | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Dighda gadaan, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

People would sit on a macha and play traditional board games. This charpoy’s webbing is woven in a chequered pattern that resembles the traditional board of chaupat, thereby acting as the game board surface. The webbing design is called chaupati because of this reason.

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