Chowki | Larder
Location: Ratan Khurd, Amritsar, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This chowki had four turned wooden legs with horizontal members fixed to them using mortise and tenon joints. While most chowki were similar in size and height, they could differ in the opening mechanisms. This chowki could be opened by sliding one of the side panels upwards. This panel was made similar to the rest of the fixed ones.