American e-commerce company, Etsy, has listed the traditional Indian charpai or khatiya for a whopping Rs 112,168, which is more than ten times its actual cost. The website describes the charpai as a “traditional Indian bed with very beautiful decor,” and it is handmade with materials such as wood and jute ropes. The charpai is being sold by an India-based shop and is currently in limited supply with the item already added to five baskets.
Details of the Product
The dimensions of the charpai are as follows: a width of 36 inches, a height of 72 inches, and a depth of 18 inches. While a vibrant-coloured charpai bed set with stools is also being sold for Rs 1,44,304, there are more charpais on sale with different details and prices. The website also indicates that the charpai is dispatched by a small business in India.
Etsy, Inc. is an American e-commerce company specialising in vintage items and craft supplies. Earlier, Etsy was involved in the sale of controversial products at extremely high prices, from a ‘garbage bag’ fetching over Rs 1 lakh to a ‘folding chair bag’ priced at Rs 66,000.
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