These three manja were placed under a tree in a farm at Nangal Kalan village. The farmers used these to rest on after working in the farm. The manja used outdoors were found to be simple in their crafting and the legs were either shaped by hand or were turned with no lacquer.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Nangal Kalan, 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), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning, Joinery
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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