Palna | Cradle

Details

Category: Manch
Location: Konara, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Cotton (Strap), Metal (Iron), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This palna had a cot made from wood and the webbing (for the sleeping surface) was woven using cotton straps. The geometric carvings on the sides of the cot are a common design on other vernacular furniture and architectural features in the region, particularly Barmer district.

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