This manja was placed in the courtyard of a house where the entire family used it to sit on during the day. It has lathe turned legs with a cylindrical finial at the top, which were painted blue a few years ago. Strips of metal were fixed to one of the legs to strengthen it.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Ghudda, Bathinda, 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), Textile, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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