Chowki | Larder
Location: Amritsar, Amritsar, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Metal, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending
Wood craft technique: Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A chowki is a wooden larder, used to store food items inside. Sometimes, the top surface is also used to store items like oils and spices. It is raised up from the floor on four legs to prevent moisture from seeping in. This chowki had a sliding door on the front to access the storage space inside.