Manja | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Jida, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The webbing of manja is often protected by covering it with a fabric, as seen in this example. This prevents it from getting soiled and the ropes from wearing out with use. This manja was recorded at a residence which had a setup depicting traditional life in Punjab.

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