Several manja are often arranged on terraces of residences in Punjab. During hot summers, people prefer sleeping on the roofs at night. Pakkhi (fan) can be seen placed on the manja as they are used by the people to fan themselves.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Kang Sahibu, Jalandhar, 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), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Doaba
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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