From the collection of the royal family in Bikaner, this palang is made from wood and the legs are clad with silver sheets. It has an elaborately carved headrest with elephant motifs on the sides. It is common to place a mattress while sleeping on a palang.


  • Title: Palang (Bed)
  • Location: Bikaner, Bikaner, 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: Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Marwar

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