A cradle that can either be hung from a stand, the ceiling or just placed on the ground to be used like a crib. This is part of The South Asia Collection in Norwich. Its provenance could be Shekhawati owing mainly to the type of lacquering which is unique to the region.


  • Title: Palna (Cradle)
  • Location: The South Asia Collection, from Rajasthan
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Cotton (Rope), Glass (Mirror), Metal, Paper, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning, Lacquering
  • Paper Technique: Printing
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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