Palang is a bed with an ornamented headboard and sometimes a footboard. It is used by the head of the family to sleep and is usually placed in their private rooms. The legs of a palang are made using techniques like turning or carving and are fixed to the frame members using mortise and tenon joinery.


  • Title: Palang (Bed)
  • Location: Zira, Firozpur, 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 (Strap), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Strap Technique: Weaving

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