This lacquered manja was given to the eldest lady of the family by her parents who lived in Pathankot district of Punjab. The bulbous shaped legs and the lacquering is a unique feature of manja in Punjab. The webbing of the manja was originally woven using leather and was replaced with cotton ropes, when it had worn out.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Nagpur, Fatehabad, Haryana
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • 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: Bagad
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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