This silvatta was set into the floor of the kitchen. An organic spherical stone called lodhi is used for the grinding process. Silvatta of this type are used for grinding large quantities of masala (spice paste). Its edge was raised to contain the masala within its surface area.


  • Title: Silvatta lodhi (Grinding stone)
  • Location: Dungarpur, Dungarpur, 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: Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Dressing
  • Region: Vagad

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