This rudimentary palna was recorded in a residence of a village in Panipat district. The family had a young child who was about eight months old at the time of documentation. Before the infant was laid to sleep, a thick mattress made of cotton was placed in the palna to provide a cushioned surface.


  • Title: Palna (Cradle)
  • Location: Dehra, Panipat, Haryana
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Cotton (Rope), Grass (Mulberry)
  • Region: Khadar
  • Grass Craft Technique: Basketry

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