This pair of ornate chowki at The South Asia Collection Museum have their provenance from the Shekhawati region, where these are used to dine on. This style of ornamentation with embossed brass cladding can be observed on different wooden furniture in the region.


  • 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: Metal (Brass, Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning, Lacquering
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Cladding, Embossing, Riveting, Fittings

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