A chakki has two parts, the chagdi (circular grinding stones) and ghera (collecting tray). In this chakki, the chagdi were housed on a mud ghera. Some chakki have a wooden wedge at the bottom that allows the gap between the chagdi to be adjusted. The gap determines the texture (coarse or fine) of the flour.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Kotri, Bhilwara, Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth, Lime, Stone, Wood
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Mewar
  • Lime Craft Technique: Plastering

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