A charpoy is an important item of vernacular furniture in the havelis of Shekhawati. This macha was placed at the entrance of a haveli. On the opposite side of the entrance was a takhat (bench). These were being used by the caretakers of the haveli to sleep on.


  • Title: Macha (Charpoy)
  • Location: Bagar, Jhunjhunu, 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 (Strap), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Shekhawati
  • Cotton Strap Technique: Weaving

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