This chakki was one of the oldest examples recorded. It had a large octagonal base indicating that it would be used to grind large quantities of flour. The grinder itself was placed on an elevated octagonal protrusion made in the centre of the chakki.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Tarn Taran, Tarn Taran, 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: Metal, Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing, Carving
  • Region: Majha

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