This khatlo displays the sophisticated carpentry skills of its maker. Unlike in other charpoys, its horizontal rectangular frame runs at one level. The joinery is relatively complex but is just as effective as simpler forms.


  • Title: Khatlo (Charpoy)
  • Location: Rajpipla, Narmada, Gujarat
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Wood, Metal, Cotton (Strap)
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: East Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Cotton Strap Technique: Weaving

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