Matki (earthen pot)

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Matki, (or Matka) is the Hindustani word for an earthen pot. It is used all over India, as well as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as a home "water storage cooler". It has been in use since ancient times and can be found in houses of every class.

Cooling process[edit]

The cooling process works through evaporative cooling. Water seeps from mini-pores in the pot and evaporates, thus making the water inside cooler than the outside temperature. Hence it is used only during summers and not in winters.

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