Manja | Charpoy


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

This manja was on display at a museum in Ludhiana as an example of the exquisite crafts in Punjab. The lacquered legs were inlaid with intricately carved ivory embellishments. Small circular patterns were engraved around the ivory inlay.

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