Women would use the silvatta while being seated on a phatti, in a squatting position. Turmeric, chillies and other such spices are placed on the sil and the vatta is used to grind them. Sometimes, it is also used to prepare a variety of chutneys using several ingredients.


  • Title: Silvatta (Grinding stone)
  • Location: Dhuri, Sangrur, 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
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Malwa

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