This manja was custom made with a greater length and height to suit the owner who was seven feet tall. The webbing of this manja was originally made using ropes made from saan (jute), that grows extensively in the region. It was recently replaced with cotton ropes.


  • Title: Manja (Charpoy)
  • Location: Danewala Satkosi, Fazilka, 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), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Cotton Rope Technique: Weaving

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