The legs of this rudimentary charpoy were old, but the webbing was woven recently from nylon straps. The previous webbing of cotton straps had worn out. While it is common to buy the legs from a carpenter and weave the webbing at home, this family had made the entire charpoy.


  • 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: Nylon (Strap), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Mewar
  • Nylon Strap Technique: Weaving

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