Hand mill grinder is commonly known as chakki in most parts of Haryana. The lower grinding stone, known as paat, was set into the stand made of mud. The stand was raised up from the floor on stones below each leg to prevent water from seeping into the mud structure.


  • Title: Chakki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Ramgarh, Ambala, 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: Nardak
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings
  • Admixture Craft Technique: Slab building

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