Chakki | Hand mill grinder


Category: Vastu
Location: Jida, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Admixture, Stone, Wood
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Wood craft technique: Carving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Chakki is a hand mill grinder made by placing two circular stones above each other. The top stone has a handle which is used to rotate it around its axis, the bottom stone remains fixed. When the top stone is rotated, the grain is crushed under the weight of the stone, and ground due to the rough texture.

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