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A man reclining on a Charpai or Manjaa
Charpai pattern

Charpai,[1] Charpaya or Charpoy or Manji (Hindi : चारपाई, Urdu, Saraiki, Punjabi, Pashto چارپائی; char "four" + paya "footed") is a traditional woven bed used in the Indian subcontinent.

Charpai is well known due to its natural qualities mostly it is used in warm areas; its net is made out of cotton, natural fibres and date leaves.


  1. ^ Susan Corinne Jamart (1978). Charpai: Indian Cot Filling, a Visual and Technical Documentation. University of California, Berkeley.