The corners of this chowki were braced with metal fittings to strengthen the wooden members. The edges of the top surface were fitted with wooden beadings that were not flush with the vertical panels. The openable panel to access the storage space within rests on this beading.


  • Title: Chowki (Larder)
  • Location: Bassi Gujjran, Rupnagar, 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: Joinery, Painting, Turning
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Bending, Painting

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