This pilang, generally used indoors, was brought out to the courtyard during the winter afternoons for the family to have a chat or take a nap. The cover used for the webbing was made from an unused saree of one of the women in the family. The webbing was woven using cotton ropes.


  • Title: Pilang (Charpoy)
  • Location: Balali, Charkhi Dadri, 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), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Ahirwal
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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