Manja | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Mehdipur, Tarn Taran, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The webbing of this manja was made using coloured cotton ropes. The pattern created by weaving the ropes resembles phulkari embroidery. Phulkari, literally translates to flower-work, and is a traditional embroidery technique in Punjab. This manja was surrounded by several examples made recently using metal.

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