Macha | Charpoy


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

A charpoy is called a macha in the Marwar region. The local wood in Barmer is of a soft variety, therefore the vernacular furniture in the region, like this macha, have intricate carvings on them. The hardwood in most other regions cannot be carved easily.

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