Similar to webbing techniques in some pidhi, the webbing on this macha has knots along the frame edges. These knots are called gundi, thereby lending the name gundiwala macha to this type of charpoy. This webbing is considered to be stronger than most other types.


  • Title: Macha (Charpoy)
  • Location: Nawalgarh, 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 (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Shekhawati
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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