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New Zealand website sells $800 for ‘charpai’ and claims it as an ‘antique Indian daybed’

Although the website offers little information about the product save for “original” and “one-of-a-kind,” it has suppliers from all around Asia, India and the Middle East, according to the company’s Facebook page.

A New Zealand business was discovered selling ‘charpai’ — a traditional woven bed — for $800, only days after luxury fashion house Balenciaga drew internet attention for selling bags resembling “desi thailas” for Rs 1.5 lakh.

On their official website, ANNABELLE’S, a home design company, features a cot branded as an “ancient Indian daybed.”

The bed, like many others in India and Pakistan, is a charpai or chorpay, a jute handwoven cot. The item was formerly priced at $1200.

The desi bed, which was marketed as a “traditional Indian daybed,” was $990. Furthermore, the promo claimed that the product was “100% Australian produced.”

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