Palna | Cradle
Location: Dehra, Panipat, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Grass (Mulberry)
Grass craft technique: Basketry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This rudimentary palna was recorded in a residence of a village in Panipat district. The family had a young child who was about eight months old at the time of documentation. Before the infant was laid to sleep, a thick mattress made of cotton was placed in the palna to provide a cushioned surface.