The lower part of the legs in this macha were covered by hot sealing plastic bottles around them. This was done to prevent dampness from seeping into the wood since it was mostly used outside the house. It would also protect the legs from wear and tear when moved around frequently.


  • Title: Macha (Charpoy)
  • Location: Tagawali, Dholpur, 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: Grass (Jute), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Mewat - Brij
  • Grass Craft Technique: Weaving

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