A machli is made using similar materials and techniques as a khaat, only proportionally smaller. It is used by children above the age of two when they are no longer able to sleep in a cradle. This machli belonged to a young girl in a family residing in Sirohi.


  • Title: Machli (Charpoy)
  • Location: Gol, Sirohi, 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: Grass (Jute), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Region: Godwad
  • Grass Craft Technique: Weaving

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