Most vernacular furniture, including charpoys, have a religious and spiritual association for the users. A red sacred thread was tied on the rectangular frame of this charpoy, indicating this religious association. The red thread signifies that protection is being sought for the person or object that it is tied on.


  • Title: Macha (Charpoy)
  • Location: Mahabar, Barmer, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Coir (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Marwar
  • Grass Craft Technique: Weaving

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