This palna was made using a rectangular frame prepared using two full bamboo members of around two feet in length. Placed about a foot apart, they were joined using two short split bamboo members. Thin strips of split bamboo were woven using basketry techniques to form the cradle.


  • Title: Palna (Cradle)
  • Location: Gowari, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
  • Type: Manch (Sleeping)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Cotton (Rope), Grass (Bamboo)
  • Region: Vagad
  • Grass Craft Technique: Splitting, Bending, Weaving

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