A cradle similar to the ghodiyu but with a cot replacing the fabric hammock is called a palna. The stand could be designed with variations. While the trestle structure is common, framed supports like in this palna are also common.


  • Title: Palna (Cradle)
  • Location: Barmer, Barmer, 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: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Marwar

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