Ropes of two or more colours are used to create patterned surfaces in charpoys. A hand sewn quilt is placed on it, which one would use while sleeping. This khaat was placed inside the house and used by the eldest woman in the family.


  • Title: Khaat (Charpoy)
  • Location: Malpura, Udaipur, 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: Cotton (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Mewar
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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