A chowki is a wooden larder, used to store food items inside. Sometimes, the top surface is also used to store items like oils and spices. It is raised up from the floor on four legs to prevent moisture from seeping in. This chowki had a sliding door on the front to access the storage space inside.


  • Title: Chowki (Larder)
  • Location: Amritsar, 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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