Manji | Charpoy
Location: Nangal Kalan, Mansa, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This manji had been passed on for two generations. It was originally commissioned by the lady of the house to be used by her children. Presently, it was being used by her grandchildren to sleep on. When a child outgrows the age to sleep on a manji it is often used as a piece of furniture to sit on.