Manja | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Bhaini Massa Singh, Tarn Taran, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This simple manja was placed in the courtyard of a house, along with a few others. Usually stored inside the house, these charpoys had been brought out in the late afternoon for the family to spend an evening outside. Metal bracings were fixed around the legs to prevent the wood from splitting near the joint.

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