A damachiya is a piece of furniture used to store away mattresses and quilts, by making a stack, when not in use. Damachiya were recorded mainly among the rural communities in southern Rajasthan. It is made of a horizontal wooden frame that rests on four trestle legs held together using simple joinery techniques.


  • Title: Damachiya (Mattress bench)
  • Location: Udaipura, Dungarpur, 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: Vagad

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