I like Doshi-Levien team because they put traditional Indian lifestyle into international arena. They also add their own subtle modern changes to each design they put forward.
Charpoy or as pronounced in Hindi ‘charpai’ or called ‘khat/khatia’ is latest from them.
Let us see charpoy in past and present perspective.
A traditional charpoy is woven with rope (sutli) made of a particular plant.
The rope bites a little into the skin so people sometimes upholster the charpoy with colourful clothes.
This is still a common site in Indian villages.
A modern day charpoy woven with white cotton rope.
Another modern day charpoy with plastic rope.
a very colourfully strung charpoy.
Ah bliss! This is one of my favourite nook.