The legs of a manja are called paha. The frame has two components; the longitudinal members are called baahi and the transverse members are called serba. The tensioning ropes of the webbing are called paindh.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Dhanaula, Barnala, 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: Turning, Joinery
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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