This palna had a cot made from wood and the webbing (for the sleeping surface) was woven using cotton straps. The geometric carvings on the sides of the cot are a common design on other vernacular furniture and architectural features in the region, particularly Barmer district.


  • Title: Palna (Cradle)
  • Location: Konara, 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: Cotton (Strap), Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning, Painting
  • Region: Marwar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Cotton Strap Technique: Weaving

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