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
This manja was used by the eldest lady of the house and was kept in her room. It was part of her daaj (bridal trousseau). A sacred thread with beads was tied on one of the turned wooden legs. This may have been tied during a ceremonial occasion or a religious festival.