In neighbourhoods with traditional houses, most families sleep on the terraces during summer. Manja which are used for sleeping are kept on the terraces during the summer months. This manja accompanied by a takht (bench) was recorded on the terrace of one such house.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Kapurthala, Kapurthala, 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: Doaba
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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