The utility period of vernacular cradles is about two years from the time a child is born. The cradles are designed so that all supports can be dismantled and stored until needed for the next child in the family.


  • Title: Ghodiyu (Cradle)
  • Location: Bilkha, Junagadh, Gujarat
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Iron), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Saurashtra
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Fittings

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