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Chatti is a traditional vessel found in Kodava households for cooking


Mann chatti (mud vessel)

Baal chatti

Kall chatti (stone vessel)

Cheen chatti (Iron vessel)


It was used to cook food over the ole (traditional kitchen oven) and to serve food.


It can be made of mud (earthenware), clay, stone (soapstone) or iron

Tentative period of usage

Before and during the reign of the Kodagu Rajas and the British rulers

Tentative reasons for extinction

Few Variants are still in use in some old houses, although it has been largely replaced today in modern houses by more contemporary vessels of various materials.

Physically located

  • Old independent houses
  • Pvt Houses
  • Ainmanes
  • Variants can be found with few collectors 
    • Papera Resturant

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