The legs of this charpoy were slender giving it a feminine appearance; therefore, it was known as manji (feminine gender in language) in this residence. It was made of chill wood and was brought as one of the gifts in marriage by the owner's grandmother, along with a peti (chest) and a pidha (low chair).


  • Title: Manji (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), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Bagad
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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