A diwan is a bed with a headrest used mainly for sleeping on but also sometimes for sitting. This diwan was placed on the front porch of a temple where it was used by the priest. The headrest had a print of a Hindu god encased behind a glass panel.


  • Title: Diwan (Bed)
  • Location: Chota Doongra, Banswara, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • 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: Glass, Metal, Paper, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Carving, Painting
  • Region: Vagad
  • Paper Technique: Printing
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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