During the day, when the khaat is not used, it is kept upright on its horizontal sides, to free up the floor space for other activities. Most families would own more than one khaat. In such cases, one of them would generally be placed on its legs, to use it for sitting


  • Title: Khaat (Charpoy)
  • Location: Sultanpur, Hisar, 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: Grass (Bamboo & Sarkanda), Nylon (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Bagad
  • Nylon Rope Technique: Weaving
  • Grass Craft Technique: Joinery, Weaving

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