Manja | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Amritsar, Amritsar, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Grass (Sarkanda), Metal, Wood
Grass craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Manja is a charpoy raised up on turned or carved wooden legs fixed to a frame, around which the webbing is woven. This charpoy was placed along the street in a market area in Amritsar. Commissioned as a piece of community furniture, this was used by the locals to sit and rest during the day. It was around three times the size of a commonly found manja.

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