This is an original, fully handmade Indian charpai/charpoy, also known as a khatyo or stringbed in English. It is made from extremely strong local wood, which has been hand-carved and then joined together and strung with rope using age-old traditional techniques. The great thing about it is you can make it as hard or soft as you want, by adjusting the rope at the top of the bed. The item can be used with some cushions as a nice place to relax and read or chat with friends - it can take at least two fully grown adults (150 - 160 kg is no problem) and can be used even as a bed for guests - very comfortable indeed.
Dimensions are approximately 6.5 ft long x 3.5 ft deep x 2.5 ft high (exact measurements available on request). Impossible to find this kind of thing even in India now, let along UK - very rare! It has never been used. Willing to listen to reasonable offers. For those people who say they can get this for a quarter of the price, here's a few things to note.
Check what is the wood type it is made from - most are made from drier, softer woods. The one I have is made from hard wood (like acaia). Most others one are quite low in height - just be careful and remember that makes is very difficult to sit down on or get up from for anyone who is not a child (the last thing you want is a charpai that you don't use as it's awkward to get in and out of).
Mine is a good height for all adults and children and has been constructed so you can adjust the height once (I can give you exact measurements and details on this if you want). The wooden struts on most others are cylindrical and straight, which makes them less strong. Mine has rectangular struts and the long one is slightly arched (see pic), which makes it able to take more weight and flex accordingly (like the axles of the old VW Beetles, if you know about cars) - the craftsmanship quality on most others is not comparable - look at the tops of the legs on mine and note it is all hand crafted - I know the people who made it to order for me. Please note, item is for collection.The item "100% handmade, original Indian wooden charpai / charpoy / khatyo / stringbed" is in sale since Friday, January 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian". The seller is "marketveteran" and is located in Harrow. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.