This manja was placed in the room of the chaupal near a window. The legs and frame of this manja were commissioned to a carpenter using the money from donations and the webbing was made by the men from the neighbourhood. In Haryana, the webbing of a charpoy is always woven only by men.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Karnal, Karnal, 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: Grass (Sarkanda), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Nardak
  • Grass Craft Technique: Weaving

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