There are diverse patterns that are made using the technique of singhadu weaving. The webbing in this particular macha was intended to represent the body and wings of a garuda, a mythical bird that is often depicted as Lord Vishnu’s vahana (vehicle).


  • Title: Macha (Charpoy)
  • Location: Konara, Barmer, 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: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Marwar
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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