A khaat, minimal in its ornamentation, was recorded in the courtyard of a house placed near the chulha (hearth). On its bahi made of bamboo, a white cloth was tied to make a jhula; a makeshift cradle for children to sleep. This setup was used by the women of the family to take care of the child while cooking food.


  • Title: Khaat (Charpoy)
  • Location: Murtazabad (Sadaugarhi), Palwal, 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), Nylon (Rope), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Region: Mewat
  • Nylon Rope Technique: Weaving
  • Grass Craft Technique: Joinery

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