A hand mill grinder used to grind grains at home is known as chaakkhi. The two grinding stones are placed on a stand that collects the flour. In this chaakkhi, the stand was made from a mixture of mud and husk, and plastered with lime.


  • Title: Chaakkhi (Hand mill grinder)
  • 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: Admixture, Lime, Metal, Stone, Wood
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Mewat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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