A smaller charpoy called manji used for children to sleep was stored below this manja. They were both bought from a local market at the same time and are estimated to be around sixty-five years old. Originally made using cotton ropes, the webbing had been recently replaced with cotton straps.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Nangal, Hoshiarpur, 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 (Strap), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning, Joinery
  • Region: Doaba
  • Cotton Strap Technique: Weaving

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