Manji | Charpoy


Category: Manch
Location: Dholbaha, Hoshiarpur, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Grass (Bamboo), Jute (Rope), Wood
Grass craft technique: Joinery
Jute craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The low height of a manji reduces the risk of the children being hurt if they fall off it while sleeping. Sometimes, the baahi (longitudinal member) of manji is made out of bamboo to reduce the weight of the charpoy, making it easy to move around by children themselves.

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