Panghuda | Cradle


Category: Manch
Location: Dhunda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Glass, Metal, Nylon (Strap), Paper, Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Nylon craft technique: Weaving
Paper craft technique: Printing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Panghuda is a cradle generally made with a wooden frame support and a crib/cot suspended from the top tie member. The sleeping surface of the crib would traditionally be made of cotton ropes, but this example had thin nylon straps. This panghuda had horizontal rails along the sides, at the centre of which were prints of deities encased in panels.

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