Silvatta | Grinding stone
Location: Gowari, Dungarpur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Mewar
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
These two silvatta were used in temples in Gowari and Bhilwara to prepare sandalwood paste which is used in religious rituals. Sandalwood bark is rubbed against the stone with the addition of small quantities of water to prepare the paste.