The legs of this manja were turned and lacquered using black colour. This type of turning and specifically the use of black lacquer is said to be a unique feature of the woodwork crafted by the Muslim craftspeople in Punjab.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Rori Kapura, Faridkot, 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), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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