Palang | Bed


Category: Manch
Location: Khatkar kalan, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab
Cultural region: Doaba
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Earth (Ceramic), Glass (Mirror), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Earth craft technique: Tilework
Wood craft technique: Carving, Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This palang was recorded in the then house and now museum of the late Bhagat Singh who was a socialist revolutionary during the fight for a free and independent India. It is believed to have been used by his mother. The name of the craftsperson, Mistri Baghram Garh Shankar, was carved into a panel fixed at the top of the headboard.

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