Grinding stones are made in different shapes and sizes. The baat of this grinding stone was semicircular in form. It provided a comfortable grip while holding it during the process of grinding. The rectangular sil was smaller in size compared to other examples and was bought from the local market.


  • Title: Silbaat (Grinding stone)
  • Location: Bhalsi, Panipat, 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: Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Khadar

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