Palang | Bed


Category: Manch
Location: Patiala, Patiala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth (Ceramic), Glass (Mirror), Metal, Wood
Earth craft technique: Tilework
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A mattress is often laid over a palang for additional comfort, as seen in this example. Placed in the verandah of the house, this palang was used to sit on or take a nap during the day by the eldest lady in the house. This is one of the few examples in which a footboard was an additional feature that was made exactly like the headboard of the palang.

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