Once the grain had been separated from the husk, a small hinged side door was opened and the grain collected. Pre-electricity , every household in the subcontinent had a Chakki , the women of the house traditionally manning the cylinders.
In larger examples, livestock were used to rotate the top cylinder. This particular Chakki, having been constructed from the tropical hardwood teak , and intricately decorated, would have graced a high class Brahmin household. Cut to the 21st century. In contemporary environments, Chakkis are increasingly repurposed as coffee tables, magazine racks, display cabinets, plant stands, ottomans and the like. Even an elaborate bed for a cat or dog.
With lightly waxed, hand-carved geometric detailing to the circumference of the cylinder , this is a particularly. Elegant late 19th / early 20. Please look carefully at the photographs as they form part of the description. Diameter of rim: 77 cms. ALESSI PULCINA EXPRESSO MAKER, BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND CUSHION ETC FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY, AND NOT INCLUDED.
Follow in India on Instagram at lacewinginteriors. The item "ANTIQUE INDIAN GRAIN GRINDING TABLE. COFFEE TABLE" is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian". The seller is "lacewing-interiors" and is located in Hampton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.