Hand mills were used at home to grind grains or spices. The grinding stone is called the ghanti and is generally accompanied by a stationary stand called a thalo (plate), which gathers the flour.


  • Title: Ghanti ane thalo (Hand mill grinder & stand)
  • Location: Katar, Amreli, Gujarat
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Admixture (mud, hay & dung), Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Engraving, Dressing
  • Region: Saurashtra
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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