This ghanti is placed in a metal thalo. It was recorded in a rural dwelling in Porbandar. The legs of the thalo are embedded into the earthen floor surface. The ghanti ane thalo are accompanied by a sangamachi on which a woman sits while grinding grains.


  • Title: Ghanti ane thalo (Hand mill grinder & stand)
  • Location: Bhad Ghed, Porbandar, Gujarat
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Iron), Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Turning
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Saurashtra
  • Metal Craft Technique: Beating, Fittings, Riveting

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