This chowki was gifted to the daughter-in-law of the family by her parents during the wedding. She and her mother-in-law used it to sit on while socialising in the evenings. This was given instead of a pidda (stool), which is a common item of furniture given to a bride, making this a unique example in Haryana.


  • Title: Chowki (Low surface)
  • Location: Jhajjar, Jhajjar, Haryana
  • Type: Sapaat (Surface)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Khadar

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