Manja | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Nagpur, Fatehabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This lacquered manja was given to the eldest lady of the family by her parents who lived in Pathankot district of Punjab. The bulbous shaped legs and the lacquering is a unique feature of manja in Punjab. The webbing of the manja was originally woven using leather and was replaced with cotton ropes, when it had worn out.

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