Silvatta | Grinding stone


Category: Vastu
Location: Dhuri, Sangrur, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Stone
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Women would use the silvatta while being seated on a phatti, in a squatting position. Turmeric, chillies and other such spices are placed on the sil and the vatta is used to grind them. Sometimes, it is also used to prepare a variety of chutneys using several ingredients.

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