Manja | Charpoy
Location: Mughal Sarai, Patiala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
On the highways across Punjab, there are roadside restaurants locally called dhaba. These restaurants serve local cuisine and have manja laid out for seating, as in the case of this example. A wooden plank called phatti is laid across at the centre of the manja, on which the thali (plate) and cutlery are placed.