A dholio is a charpoy with all its structural members (the frame and four legs) made of turned wood. The heavily turned legs finished with red lacquer are characteristic of the dholio.


  • Title: Dholio (Charpoy)
  • Location: Ghoba, Amreli, Gujarat
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Wood, Cotton (Strap)
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning, Lacquering
  • Region: Saurashtra
  • Cotton Strap Technique: Weaving

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