The webbing of this manja was done using ropes of two colours. Although someone in each house usually knows the technique of weaving the surface, such intricate patterns, as seen in this manja, are generally woven by experienced weavers in the village.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Khiala Kalan, Mansa, Punjab
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Cotton (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Carving
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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