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Bottle 827 - Manjaa
Date Added: 25 July 2010

This is a wonderul model of a Manjaa built inside a bottle. The Manjaa is a traditional Punjabi name for a woven bed. It consists of a wooden frame bordering a set of knotted ropes. Traditionally, the user would lie directly on top of the ropes without an intervening mattress. The making of a Manjaa begins with the tying of a Jee (Life knot) at one corner of the bed. The art of weaving the manjaa is called manjaa unena. Manjaa were known as Charpoy (from the Punjabi word chaarpaaee) to the British. The cot is generally used for sitting and sleeping in rural area of India. It is weaved with rope by hand. It is like a bed.
Type: Carpoy, Bed, or Cot   Maker's Name: Kansara, Ramesh
Category: Furniture   Made Where: Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India
Bottle Size:   Year Made: 2010
Bottle Type: Rectangular  

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Bottle ID: 823