Manja | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Rori Kapura, Faridkot, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The legs of this manja were turned and lacquered using black colour. This type of turning and specifically the use of black lacquer is said to be a unique feature of the woodwork crafted by the Muslim craftspeople in Punjab.

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