Manja | Charpoy
Location: Kaluwala, Fazilka, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
The webbing woven using three counts of rope in the warp and weft is called a ter and ones with four counts of rope is called choukda. At every stage of the weaving, a pointed tool is used to tighten the webbing to adjust the gaps between the ropes. Lesser the gap, the sturdier and more durable the webbing is.