To prevent tall piles of mattresses from toppling, a rope is secured to a hook in the ceiling, and the two ends are tied to one front leg each, thereby holding the stack in place.


  • Title: Damachiyo (Mattress bench)
  • Location: Ludiya, Kutch, Gujarat
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • 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: Glass (Mirror), Wood, Metal
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Kutch
  • Metal Craft Technique: Stamping, Fittings

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