Antique, European, carved stone mortar with simple yet lovely detail on handles. Would make a beautiful and rustic centerpiece bowl on any garden table or a unique planter.
A Pestle and mortar have been used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder. The mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard wood or stone; and the pestle is a heavy and blunt club-shaped object, the end of which is used for grinding. The crushed ingredients were often used for cooking or for medicinal purposes and the practice continues today.