Silvatta | Grinding stone
Location: Kharwa, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
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.