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
  • Medium: Brass, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning, Lacquering
  • Metal Craft Technique: Riveting, Beating, Fittings

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