Chhavla | Winnower
Location: Andar khet, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Vagad
Materials: Grass (Bamboo)
Grass craft technique: Bending, Weaving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A handheld tool used to winnow grains is called a chhavla. It is used to separate grains from chaff, hay, insects or stones. Its primary use is for wind winnowing but it is sometimes also used for picking out such impurities by hand.