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Bottle 881 - Charpoy or Manjaa
Date Added: 28 May 2014

This is a 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: Cot or Bed in a Bottle   Maker's Name:
Category: Furniture   Made Where: Pakistan
Bottle Size: 11 1/2" x 3"   Year Made: 1990's
Bottle Type: Johnnie Walker Bottle (Black Label)