A chhikka is generally made of two parts, a wooden stand and a metal cover. This chhikka had a pyramidal cover made of metal strips that was hinged to the wooden frame. The base of the stand was also made of metal strips and was used to place utensils containing milk or food items.


  • Title: Chhikka (Food cloche)
  • Location: Gumtali, Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • 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: Joinery, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Doaba
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Fittings, Painting, Riveting

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