Chakki is used to grind various grains, with varying consistencies of flour, as required. The fineness of the flour depends upon the gap between the two grinding stones of a chakki. A simple mechanism consisting of a wedge is built for this purpose. As the wedge is tightened, the mechanism lifts the upper grinding stone, adjusting the gap between the two stones.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Loharu, Bhiwani, 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: Admixture, Metal (Iron), Stone, Wood
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Bagad
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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