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A palang is a bed used primarily for sleeping. It has four turned or carved legs held together by a frame. The webbing, either made of straps or ropes of different materials, is woven around the frame. The defining element of a palang is a headrest which is often elaborately carved and decorated with mirrors, prints of gods and goddesses, and so on.

Details

  • Title: Manja (Bed)
  • Location: Barwa, Bhiwani, 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 (Strap), Glass (Mirror), Paper, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Bagad
  • Paper Technique: Printing
  • Cotton Strap Technique: Weaving

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