A macha with this type of intricate webbing is often referred to as a singhadu macha because of the use of the singhadu as the main tool in the weaving process. Traditionally, singhadu was the horn of a blackbuck but now deer horns (when they are found) or metal rods are used while weaving.


  • Title: Macha (Charpoy)
  • Location: Chohtan, Barmer, 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 (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Marwar
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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