Chaaki | Hand mill grinder

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Category: Vastu
Location: Kalibangan, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Shekhawati
Materials: Earth (Mud), Stone, Wood
Earth craft technique: Slab building
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This chaaki without the bottom wedge is perhaps intended for grinding only one type of grain without having to alter the texture of the flour. The collection tray was made from mud and had an opening in its side. The flour was pushed out into a container from this opening.

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