Chowki | Low surface


Category: Sapaat
Location: Bagar, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Metal (Iron), Wood
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Painting, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

In the Shekhawati region, the primary use of a chowki is as a low surface to dine on. However, it is also used in religious spaces to place offerings on, like in the Vagad region. This fairly new chowki was used in the courtyard of a temple with offerings (prasad and holy water) placed on it.

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