Chakki | Hand mill grinder


Category: Vastu
Location: Zira, Firozpur, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Stone, Wood
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Wood craft technique: Lacquering, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This chakki did not have a base but was raised on a section of wooden log. A parat (flat plate with high edges) was used to collect the flour. A chakki is usually operated by women while sitting on a pidhi. They would place a basket or container next to them, in which the grains to be ground are kept.

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