Manja | Charpoy
Location: Khurshedpur, Ludhiana, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This manja was recorded in a residence in Ludhiana. It was used by the eldest lady of the house who had received it as a gift in her daaj (wedding trousseau) around seventy years ago. The age shows on the charpoy in its worn-out legs (of which one had been recently replaced) and the ropes of webbing.