Chakki | Hand mill grinder
Location: Tarn Taran, Tarn Taran, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Metal, Stone, Wood
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Wood craft technique: Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This chakki was one of the oldest examples recorded. It had a large octagonal base indicating that it would be used to grind large quantities of flour. The grinder itself was placed on an elevated octagonal protrusion made in the centre of the chakki.