This manja was stored along its side, in a semi-covered space, on the terrace of a house. During winters, the family sat on it to catch the winter sun. In summers, a number of charpoys along with this one would be laid out on the terrace to sleep on.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Gumtali, Jalandhar, 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, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Doaba
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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