Indian Charpoy Beds - The Traditional Indian Daybed
Charpoy beds, otherwise known as a Charpai bed, are a very comfortable and well-known four-footed bed type. Four beams attach the four curved wooden legs, and the mounted frame is then braided with rope following various weaving patterns.
These stunning and affordable wooden Indian cots are mostly produced in India and the subcontinent.
What Is Charpai Meaning In English?
Charpai in english means a bunk bed. The actual term for charpoy is not what it is now known as charpoy in the west. Instead, the real word for it is “charpai”. Charpai is a Hindi word wherein two words merge to form this wonderful item. In the Hindi language, “char” means four, and “pai” means legs. If you look at charpai pictures, all have four pillar-like legs that make them stand out from the modern sofas and couches.
Charpoy Or Charpai?
The word Charpoy overtook Charpai as it soon started to get popular in the west. In the west, people ‘mispronounced’ or say they were more comfortable at pronouncing “pai” as “poy” and that’s how the word Charpoy came into existence.
Other Terms For The Indian Cot
Charpoy beds traditionally handwoven in India use different kinds of strong thread, specifically on wooden cot legs (four-footed) and a fixture or frame on which a strand is interwoven in an interconnecting technique. It has various names like Khatia, Manji, Charpoi, or Charpaya. A small-sized and low height baby Charpai is known as a Khatola, commonly for baby use.
What Is An Indian Charpai Bed? Brief History
Charpai bed has a unique charm in Indian culture and heritage. It is the foremost part of the ancient Indian accessory. It has a history of more than a thousand years, and even today, people are using it for various purposes such as sitting, sleeping, and many others.
The Indian handwoven Charpai bed became more well-known and earned praise in the other parts of the world due to India’s British rule. The daybed was then known as British colonial day beds and was introduced globally by the Englishman.
Where To Use Charpoy Beds
Indian Charpai in the USA is going very popular. If you have a gathering next time with your family, relatives, and friends, you can amazingly surprise them with this unique ‘back to your root’ bed.
The way you are going to use the Charpoi bed is also an art. You can use the Charpai cot in many places and for various purposes. Let us help you make the best out of them.
- It is ideal for placing it at the foot end of your bed.
- Place the Charpoi against an empty wall or just anywhere under a wall art.
- Pick the right color Charpoi and place it in your living room next to your coffee table. It will enhance the overall decor of the living room in a unique style.
- Use it as a coffee table itself placed to the center of an area rug.
- For outdoor usage, take it out to your lawn, swimming pool, or even terrace.
Charpai Ropes And Wood
Traditionally, jute rope and cotton were the primary fibers used in India for weaving the daybeds. Nowadays, modern materials like polyester and nylon are common in making the Charpai. At FiRugs, we produce these Indian cots in sari silk fiber, making them even more unique and appealing.
The wood is generally lightweight, such as mango, and acacia. Although the weaving material for the Charpoi bed is either cotton or jute, some of the other rope materials are silk, jute, clarinet (Sanai), coir, and dried leaves.
Patterns And Process of Making
As much as it is much accessible to make the bed frames, it is pretty complicated to weave them following the intricacy of the patterns. The majority of the designs look and feel basically like a net. This beautiful weaving style will give sufficient backing for sitting and sleeping.
There are numerous design patterns they follow, ranging from geometric to floral patterns.
How To Get Stylish With Wooden Charpai Design
Conventional home decorations glorify components and beautifier artifacts that define a specific period. The magnificent and complicated sculpturing on wood for furnishing was very familiar in retro interior design. It is better to customized traditional Indian-trend decor to decorate your home interior with a daybed.
- It is always interesting to put a Charpai bed with a headrest and colorful pillows in the shadowy area of the lawn to have a natural countryside feel.
- Place a patchwork bedsheet(Kathari) on the Charpai for better wetness absorption throughout warm weather, giving the feeling of coolness and freshness for an extended period.
- It is excellent to use as a spa bed for deep pleasance remedy that freshens the soul, mind, and body.
- The Charpoy bed is very cozy in the winter season, and you can utilize it like a sunbed for resting.
- Charpoy daybeds give a stylish look in the drawing rooms, living rooms, veranda, terrace, and entrance in the novel house.
- Many people use Charpai as a day bed, outdoor bench, or room centerpiece. The lightweight of the bed also makes it easy to shift here and there conveniently.
How To Clean A Charpoy Cot?
It is easier to clean the hand-woven charpoy daybeds than fabric sheet-covered couches.
Whatever fiber is used in making the bed, choose to go with spot cleaning. Soak a towel in some water and detergent mixed solution and wipe off any dirt or stain on them.
Even if you have to wash the charpoy entirely, it will be convenient, as the spaces between the woven thread are so much that the water will easily flow out and dry quickly.
Health Benefits Of Indian Charpai Daybeds
If you have backache, it is best to use this kind of seating or bed to lay. When you lay on it, the soft fiber and tight strings take the shape of your body without creating body misshapes. Let us see what the other health benefits of using the Charpoi bed are.
- It comforts in calmness from acidity and dyspepsia.
- It helps to soothe puffing and respiratory disorder.
- It is a natural and biological substitute to new-age health spa cots and a significant bed choice for massage.
- Remediates flow of blood and enhances gastrointestinal tract when sleeping on Charpai bed.
- It provides comfortableness from cephalalgia (headache) and shoulder problems.