Manja | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Surewal, Rupnagar, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Coir (Rope), Grass (Bamboo), Wood
Coir craft technique: Weaving
Grass craft technique: Joinery
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This manja was used by the eldest lady of the house. The family were from a lineage of traditional tarkhan (carpenters) and this manja had been made by her late father-in-law. It was kept in a semi-open space between the bedrooms and the courtyard of the house.

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