Chaakkhi | Hand mill grinder


Category: Vastu
Location: Dhoj, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Admixture, Lime, Metal, Stone, Wood
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Lime craft technique: Plastering
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A hand mill grinder used to grind grains at home is known as chaakkhi. The two grinding stones are placed on a stand that collects the flour. In this chaakkhi, the stand was made from a mixture of mud and husk, and plastered with lime.

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