A churner is commonly known as rai in Haryana. This rai was supported from a wooden post in the verandah using cotton rope. It was used for churning buttermilk in a terracotta pot, which was placed on a pot ring made using rice stalk. This helped to keep the pot upright while churning.


  • Title: Rai (Churner)
  • Location: Dhoj, Faridabad, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Cotton (Rope), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Mewat

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