As a tradition in Punjab, palang are often gifted to newlywed couples during the wedding. Such furniture is considered auspicious and a sacred thread is tied to it, as seen on the leg of this palang.


  • Title: Palang (Bed)
  • Location: Bhaini Massa Singh, Tarn Taran, 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: Glass, Paper, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Fretwork, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Majha
  • Paper Technique: Printing

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