Silvatta | Grinding stone
Location: Bhikhi, Mansa, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A silvatta is a grinding stone made up of two parts; a flat stone known as sil and the stone used to grind known as a vatta. A silvatta is common across kitchens in Punjab, where it is used to grind spices.