Palang | Bed
Location: Jagaraon, Ludhiana, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Glass, Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Carving, Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This palang was believed to be used by the late Lala Lajpat Rai, who played an important role in the fight for Indian Independence. It is now on display at his house which is converted into a museum. The intricate headboard with fretwork and the densely crafted webbing have been kept intact from his time.