This is one of the few examples of manja with black lacquered legs recorded in use in houses of Punjab. It was gifted to the owner as a part of her daaj (bridal trousseau). An old bed sheet was wrapped and stitched around the webbing to protect it from getting soiled and was used daily for sleeping.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Mansa, Mansa, 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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