This chowki had four turned wooden legs with horizontal members fixed to them using mortise and tenon joints. While most chowki were similar in size and height, they could differ in the opening mechanisms. This chowki could be opened by sliding one of the side panels upwards. This panel was made similar to the rest of the fixed ones.


  • Title: Chowki (Larder)
  • Location: Ratan Khurd, Amritsar, Punjab
  • Type: Manjush (Storage)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning, Joinery
  • Region: Majha
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending

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