Rai | Churner
Location: Dhoj, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Cotton (Rope), Wood
Wood craft technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A churner is commonly known as rai in Haryana. This rai was supported from a wooden post in the verandah using cotton rope. It was used for churning buttermilk in a terracotta pot, which was placed on a pot ring made using rice stalk. This helped to keep the pot upright while churning.