A chakki is used to grind various kinds of grains. The fineness of the flour can be adjusted by lifting the top stone using the wooden pivot mechanism. This arrangement helps grind the grains as per requirement as the desired fineness depends upon the usage of the flour.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Ilwal, Sangrur, 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: Admixture, Stone, Wood
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing, Engraving
  • Region: Malwa
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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