Manja | Charpoy
Location: Mansa, Mansa, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This is one of the few examples of manja with black lacquered legs recorded in use in houses of Punjab. It was gifted to the owner as a part of her daaj (bridal trousseau). An old bed sheet was wrapped and stitched around the webbing to protect it from getting soiled and was used daily for sleeping.