This chaaki without the bottom wedge is perhaps intended for grinding only one type of grain without having to alter the texture of the flour. The collection tray was made from mud and had an opening in its side. The flour was pushed out into a container from this opening.


  • Title: Chaaki (Hand mill grinder)
  • Location: Kalibangan, Hanumangarh, 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 (Mud), Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Shekhawati
  • Earth Craft Technique: Slab building

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