The lady of the house used this chowki to sit, while preparing food on a stove placed on a takhat. When she was not seated on it, it was used to place vessels and other kitchen items. In neither of these scenarios, it was simply stored under the takhat after its use.


  • Title: Chowki (Low surface)
  • Location: Bhankhri, Mahendragarh, 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, Turning
  • Region: Ahirwal

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