This macha had turned legs with accentuated curves that were heavy at the top and slender towards the bottom. This type of wood turning is unique to the northern part of Rajasthan which borders Punjab, where such designs are common.


  • Title: Macha (Charpoy)
  • Location: Kalibangan, Hanumangarh, 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, Turning
  • Region: Shekhawati
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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