When not in use, khaat are placed upright resting on the frame. This is done to make space to carry out other activities. In a house in Udaipura village, a pair of khaat and a khatli (charpoy of a smaller size) were placed on their sides in the porch, where the family slept during hot summer nights.


  • Title: Khaat (Charpoy)
  • Location: Udaipura, Dungarpur, 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, Turning
  • Region: Vagad
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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