Manja | Bed


Category: Manch
Location: Barwa, Bhiwani, Haryana
Cultural region: Bagad
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Glass (Mirror), Paper, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Paper craft technique: Printing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A palang is a bed used primarily for sleeping. It has four turned or carved legs held together by a frame. The webbing, either made of straps or ropes of different materials, is woven around the frame. The defining element of a palang is a headrest which is often elaborately carved and decorated with mirrors, prints of gods and goddesses, and so on.

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