This chakki did not have a base but was raised on a section of wooden log. A parat (flat plate with high edges) was used to collect the flour. A chakki is usually operated by women while sitting on a pidhi. They would place a basket or container next to them, in which the grains to be ground are kept.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Zira, Firozpur, 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
  • Wood Craft Technique: Lacquering, Turning
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Malwa

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