This pilang was kept in the baithak of the residence of the former sarpanch. The webbing was intricately woven with geometric patterns that was specifically called a shakkarpara design. Cotton ropes of two colours were used to create this design. Such intricate webbing is woven specially by skilled craftspeople and not by the owners themselves.


  • Title: Pilang (Charpoy)
  • Location: Damdama, Gurugram, 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: Cotton (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Mewat
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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