Kitchen Vessel for making Dough Type 1- Big

circa 19th to 20th century

Jaipur Virasat Foundation

Jaipur Virasat Foundation
Jaipur, India

A flat brass tray with a rim used to make unleavened bread is a staple in most Indian kitchens. The functional characteristics of the vessel includes a diameter modulated by the typical quantity of dough utilized by an average family over a course of a day. The rim of the utensil is curved and angulated to enable circular motion facilitating proper kneading - and the angle of the sides are in a perfect angle to enable maximum force when the dough is pushed under and over. The paraat also serves as a platter or tray for a range of objects - from lumps of jaggery to earthen lamps for festivals.


  • Title: Kitchen Vessel for making Dough Type 1- Big
  • Date Created: circa 19th to 20th century, circa 19th to 20th century
  • Location: Rajasthan, IN, Rajasthan, IN
  • Type: Utilitarian Object
  • Contributor: Tanushree Agarwal
  • Medium: Brass
  • Photography: Nupur Agrawal
  • Hindi Word: Paraat

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