Palna | Cradle


Category: Manch
Location: Kandela, Jind, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Grass (Mulberry)
Grass craft technique: Basketry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A palna is a cradle used to sleep infants up to two years of age. It is made of shehtoot (mulberry) branches in the form of a shallow basket. It is hung using thick ropes, from a hook fixed in the ceiling. This palna was no longer in use and was hung from the lintel of the door only for demonstration purposes.

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