Ghatti | Hand mill grinder


Category: Vastu
Location: Maroodi, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Metal (Iron), Stone, Wood
Stone craft technique: Dressing, Engraving
Metal craft technique: Fittings
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Hand mill grinders made from wood are rare. This particular one (called ghatti in the region) was recorded in Barmer where the availability of wood is higher than in other parts of Rajasthan. Both the wooden tray and the stone grinders have geometric designs carved and engraved on them.

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