Pilang | Charpoy
Location: Banswa, Palwal, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Cotton craft technique: Weaving
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
The sal wood obtained from the doors and windows of the family’s old house was reused to make this pilang. It was placed in the baithak of their new house. Mustard oil was applied annually to the wooden members as routine maintenance to increase its strength and to prevent termites.