Chaata (Telugu) — A very important tool in the villages of Andhra & Karnataka. Using this is a skill, that village girls learn and master. Chaata is used for cleaning households and for cleaning grain in different ways.
These are Telugu names of different methods (ways it is used) that I can remember:
However in the urban households, where people are now accustomed to buying cleaned and packed food grains off the shelf, it is out of use and has become a relic. Though it still surfaces during festival gift exchanges among women, it is fast being replaced by plastic bowls and boxes (read Tupperware).
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