Manja | Charpoy


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

This simple manja was used in the courtyard of a house. While most charpoy of this kind would have lacquered legs, this example had plain turned wooden legs. The intricacy of the webbing is evident from the shadow patterns formed on the ground.

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