This manja was on display at a museum in Ludhiana as an example of the exquisite crafts in Punjab. The lacquered legs were inlaid with intricately carved ivory embellishments. Small circular patterns were engraved around the ivory inlay.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Ludhiana, Ludhiana, 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), Ivory, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Ivory Technique: Inlay
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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