Chakki | Hand mill grinder


Category: Vastu
Location: Khiala Kalan, Mansa, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Metal, Stone, Wood
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending, Welding
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing, Engraving, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

The stand of this chakki was made of metal and had three legs. The top stone was decorated with triangular patterns engraved on its surface. A wooden mechanism is constructed at the centre of the chakki which forms the axle. The stones were set into the metal base using this mechanism.

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