Chowki | Low surface
Location: Nawalgarh, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Metal (Brass), Wood
Metal craft technique: Cladding, Inlay, Piercing
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Chowki of this type are found in the merchant havelis of Shekhawati where it is used as a surface to dine on, while being seated cross-legged in front of it. Most often, a group of three to six people sit around the chowki and eat together from the same thali (plate) placed on it.