Bilona is an object used for churning butter or buttermilk. It is made up of an earthen pot and a wooden churner which is tied to a vertical support (in this case, a column). A rope is loosely tied around the rod that aids the churning process.


  • Title: Bilona (Churner)
  • Location: Lakhruki, Karauli, 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 (Terracotta), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Turning
  • Region: Mewat - Brij
  • Earth Craft Technique: Pottery

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