Manja | Charpoy


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

A cotton or muslin fabric is often tied to the baahi of the manja in the shape of a hammock. This is called a jhalli and is used as a cradle. While the mother slept on the manja, the infant would be put to sleep in the jhalli.

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