Stored off the ground on a damachiya, the mattresses are better protected from dirt, insects and the damp. This also frees up floor space beneath, for storing other items, such as the chakki that can be seen in this example.


  • Title: Damachiya (Mattress bench)
  • Location: Malpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • 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: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Mewar

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