Manja | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Pharwahi, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Nylon (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Nylon craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The legs of this manja were lathe turned and had a bulky profile in the middle. The baahi and serba of the manja were made using bamboo and were fixed into the cylindrical top of the legs using mortise and tenon joinery. While the webbing itself was woven using cotton ropes, the paindh was made using nylon ropes.

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