Item: Woven Rope Bed
About: Lightweight wood bed with tightly woven rope mattress. Similar to a hammock we think our woven rope bed is an excellent choice for afternoon naps in the sun.
Also known as charpoi, our handmade beds are an ancient furniture style still used extensively today throughout India. Traditionally one would lie directly on top of the ropes without a mattress. They were most often built of natural woods, but were sometimes elaborately painted in brilliant colors and patterns.
References to them can be found as far back as the 14th Century, when Islamic explorer Batuta describes them "every traveler should have his own bed, which his slave carries about on his head. Consist(ing) of four conical legs, between they plait a sort of ribbon of silk or cotton. When you lie on it you need nothing else to render the bed sufficiently elastic."
Our woven rope beds are built by hand, much as they have been for many hundreds of years. The frame is constructed from solid Margosa wood using mortise and tenon joinery. The art of weaving the rope mattress is called manjaa unena. This process starts with the tying of a Jee (Life Knot) at one corner of the bed, followed by the main weave and finally the addition of the tension strings. The finishing process of tightening is rigorous and repeated many times in order to get the tension perfect.
Item Number: 1012001
Dimensions: 83 L x 41 W x 18 H inches (15" Seat Height)
Weight: 25 lbs
Materials: Margosa Wood and Woven Jute
Care Instructions: Dust with a dry cloth
Availability: In Stock - This item usually ships within 4 business days, but is sometimes on a short backorder.
Ships From: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Ships Via: Freight Carrier
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International Buyers: This items ships worldwide.
Pfeifer Find: From India
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