The webbing of this manja was made using coloured cotton ropes. The pattern created by weaving the ropes resembles phulkari embroidery. Phulkari, literally translates to flower-work, and is a traditional embroidery technique in Punjab. This manja was surrounded by several examples made recently using metal.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Mehdipur, Tarn Taran, Punjab
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • 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: Turning, Joinery
  • Region: Majha
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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