The webbing of manja is often protected by covering it with a fabric, as seen in this example. This prevents it from getting soiled and the ropes from wearing out with use. This manja was recorded at a residence which had a setup depicting traditional life in Punjab.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Jida, Bathinda, Punjab
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • 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, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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