Silvatta | Grinding stone


Category: Vastu
Location: Kharwa, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Materials: Stone
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing, Engraving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A silvatta is a flat grinding stone used to prepare various types of pastes. It is made in various shapes and sizes from a single piece of stone. Some are plain and some with edge carvings like this one. The surface is dressed with a rough texture to create friction for grinding.

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