During winters, a khatola is often placed outside the house during the daytime. Children are encouraged to take a nap on the khatola, while the adults sit on it, to soak in the winter sun. This khatola was quite old and the webbing was in a worn-out condition.


  • Title: Khatola (Charpoy)
  • Location: Kasanda, Sonipat, 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 (Rope), Grass (Bamboo & Sarkanda), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Khadar
  • Grass Craft Technique: Joinery, Weaving
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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