Parnu | Cradle
Location: The South Asia Collection from Gujarat, Gujarat
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Bending, Fittings
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
Source: SADACC, UK
In this parnu, the surface to hold an infant is woven using cotton ropes, as on a charpoy. The supports of the parnu are exuberantly designed with small wood turned bells, danglers and birds for amusing the infant.