Parsi Chowk Designs
Parsi Chowk Designs are adapted from the land of India, where the parsi (persians) settled over 700 years back. The hindi indian word is “Rangoli”. Maharashtra, Kerala and Gujaratis have unique designs. The Parsi designs are mostly floral. Fish shapes and fire patterns are popular.
The designs and motifs are auspicious and bring good luck, health and prosperity to the people living in the home. Celebrations, Birthdays, Weddings and Navjotes are a good time to create these artistic designs.
These are box stencils with holes for the design. The box is made to stand with small legs. You fill the box with colored white powder, talcum powder is used. I prefer to use white lime powder, which is beneficial to the grass and environment.
The designs are endless, use your creativity ! Use color sand to add to the design. They are can be done inside the home (on the side of main door, being careful they are in a area where no-one steps on them). Outside the house, on the main steps, deck and driveway are areas these can be done. Of course if it is raining, no use creating these outside since they will immediately wash away.
Here are some samples. Have fun!
Empty box shown below.
Fill the box with white talcum or limestone powder.
Next the filled box is pressed to the ground and a design is imprinted.
Color is applied delicately in artistic ways.
Almitra TachakraMar 3, 2022, 7:49 am
Rita, i would like to buy some Parsee Chawk Dabbas. Can you help? Have been unable to visit Mumbai for sometime due to Covid etc. Thank you
ParsiCuisine.comMar 3, 2022, 11:18 am
I suggest you check on social media like Facebook. I do not have any leads.
Hope you can get/borrow the Chowk na dabbas from friends here in USA. We should all pull together in these difficult times.
BANAZ AMALSADIWALAOct 10, 2022, 7:00 am
Please send me your appn name or what’s app number
ParsiCuisine.comOct 10, 2022, 12:38 pm