This charpoy had silver clad turned wooden legs with embossed motifs on them. The silver had oxidised over time to take on a blackened finish. The surface of the charpoy was woven using cotton straps. A gaadi (mattress) that would be spread on the bed was rolled towards one end.


  • Title: Palang (Bed)
  • Location: Kharwa, Ajmer, 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: Cotton (Strap), Metal (Silver), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Merwara
  • Metal Craft Technique: Cladding, Embossing
  • Cotton Strap Technique: Weaving

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