This wooden palna was originally supported from a wooden stand that rested on the floor. With the stand having worn out, it was recently fitted with metal hooks that allowed it to be hung from the ceiling using nylon rope.


  • Title: Palna (Cradle)
  • Location: Deogarh, Pratapgarh, 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: Metal (Iron), Nylon (Strap, Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Mewar
  • Nylon Strap Technique: Weaving
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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