An alternative to using cotton, jute or nylon ropes for the webbing is the use of rope made from waste or old fabric pieces. This rope (locally called chitra) is rolled onto a spindle called takdi from which the webbing is woven.


  • Title: Khatli (Charpoy)
  • Location: Bhimgarh, Chittorgarh, 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: Mewar
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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