Chakki is a hand mill grinder made by placing two circular stones above each other. The top stone has a handle which is used to rotate it around its axis, the bottom stone remains fixed. When the top stone is rotated, the grain is crushed under the weight of the stone, and ground due to the rough texture.


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

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