The stand of this chakki was made of metal and had three legs. The top stone was decorated with triangular patterns engraved on its surface. A wooden mechanism is constructed at the centre of the chakki which forms the axle. The stones were set into the metal base using this mechanism.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Khiala Kalan, Mansa, 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
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing, Engraving, Painting
  • Region: Malwa
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Bending, Welding

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