Palang | Bed


Category: Manch
Location: Zira, Firozpur, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Palang is a bed with an ornamented headboard and sometimes a footboard. It is used by the head of the family to sleep and is usually placed in their private rooms. The legs of a palang are made using techniques like turning or carving and are fixed to the frame members using mortise and tenon joinery.

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