Manja | Charpoy
Location: Araiyanwala Kalan, Faridkot, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
During winters, manja are often laid out in the courtyards of houses. People catch their afternoon siestas on the charpoy to make the most of the winter sun. Sometimes, more than one manja is laid out and members of the family would sit and have conversations.