A small sized charpoy used by children to sleep on is called a machli. It is often laid out next to a khaat or a macha on which the parents would sleep.


  • Title: Machli (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: Nylon (Strap), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning, Carving, Painting
  • Region: Marwar
  • Nylon Strap Technique: Weaving

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