Chakki | Hand mill grinder
Location: Ilwal, Sangrur, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Admixture, Stone, Wood
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing, Engraving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A chakki is used to grind various kinds of grains. The fineness of the flour can be adjusted by lifting the top stone using the wooden pivot mechanism. This arrangement helps grind the grains as per requirement as the desired fineness depends upon the usage of the flour.