This khatola was kept in the courtyard during the daytime for the children to sleep during their nap time. Grandparents would sit on it and share stories and sing lullabies for children while putting them to sleep. The frame was made using bamboo whereas the legs were made using local wood.


  • Title: Khatola (Charpoy)
  • Location: Pahlwan, Jind, Haryana
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Grass (Bamboo), Jute (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Khadar
  • Jute Technique: Weaving
  • Grass Craft Technique: Joinery

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