In this unique example, the bottom stone of the chakki extended out to form the base. The top stone of the chakki had geometric patterns engraved on it. A sacred thread was tied on its handle as a sign of auspiciousness.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Saleran, Hoshiarpur, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Stone, Wood
  • Stone Craft Technique: Engraving, Dressing, Stone masonry
  • Region: Doaba

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