Chakki | Hand mill grinder


Category: Vastu
Location: Jatola, Gurugram, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Stone, Wood
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Wood craft technique: Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This chakki was brought from Kanpur in Himachal Pradesh by the family and was kept on a shelf in the storeroom. It was made entirely of dressed stone. The bottom stone was made wide to form the base in which a cavity was carved out, all around, for collecting the flour. A red sacred thread was tied on the handle during an auspicious occasion.

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