Charpoy or Char Paii is a bed used all over Pakistan specially the villages of Pakistan. It is equally popular in India and Pakistan. Charpoy is an important part of lives of the people in Pakistan. It also servers as a place to sit as well as used as bed at night. The guests are offerred charpoy to sit down and relax.
Charpoy is traditionally made of wood and its feet or (Poy) are beautifully crved or decorated with lcquer or simple paint. It is knitted with date palm leaves or a rope made of Jute.
In modern days in cities of Pakistan charpoy is also made of Iron pipes and knitted with colorful plastic rope.
Charpoy was used during English times in SHops and in Public places This picture shows a barber dressing a young man’s hair on a chorpoy. Barbars in those days were traditionally visiting villages and dressing hair of kids and elders.
A Chorpoy knitter Knitting a charpoy. Knitting of charpoy is also an art which has been transferred through the generations to generations.
This Picture is of 1900 showwing a knitter and a kid prsumablly learing the art of knitting a Carpoy.
Having Tea at a tea Shop along Karakorum Highway these charpoys are used for serving food as well as in the night Truck drivers rent them to sleep on highways of Pakistan.