This is a ghanti placed in a wooden thalo accompanied by a rudimentary paatlo. The wedge at the bottom is pulled out to decrease the gap between the two grinding stones, for the grinding of fine flour. It is tapped in with a mallet to increase the gap and produce coarser flour.


  • Title: Ghanti ane thalo (Hand mill grinder & stand)
  • Location: Judavant, Chhota Udepur, 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: Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: East Gujarat

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