It is said that the number of edges of a chowki implies the number of people who can dine on it. In the case of an octagram shaped one, the eight corners imply that a group of maximum eight people could dine sitting around it.
Title: Chowki (Low surface)
Location: The South Asia Collection, from Rajasthan
Type: Sapaat (Surface)
Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
Rights: South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust