Palang | Bed


Category: Manch
Location: Kharwa, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Metal (Silver), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Cladding, Embossing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This charpoy had silver clad turned wooden legs with embossed motifs on them. The silver had oxidised over time to take on a blackened finish. The surface of the charpoy was woven using cotton straps. A gaadi (mattress) that would be spread on the bed was rolled towards one end.

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