This chakki was brought from Kanpur in Himachal Pradesh by the family and was kept on a shelf in the storeroom. It was made entirely of dressed stone. The bottom stone was made wide to form the base in which a cavity was carved out, all around, for collecting the flour. A red sacred thread was tied on the handle during an auspicious occasion.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Jatola, Gurugram, 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: Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Mewat

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