Manja | Charpoy
Location: Ghudda, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Textile, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This manja was placed in the courtyard of a house where the entire family used it to sit on during the day. It has lathe turned legs with a cylindrical finial at the top, which were painted blue a few years ago. Strips of metal were fixed to one of the legs to strengthen it.