The charpoy makers in Barmer make a specific type of webbing which is very close to textile weaving. The warp is tied from one end to the other first. The weft (one or more coloured ropes) is then woven through it with the help of a singhadu (horn).


  • Title: Macha (Charpoy)
  • Location: Barmer, 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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