The legs of this manja were longer than ones in a commonly found manja. This provided an additional space below the manja. In the absence of sufficient storage furniture in a house, the space below the manja was used to store utensils and other objects.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Jida, Bathinda, 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), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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