Like the previous example, this ukhal musal was also recorded in a verandah of a residence. The ukhal set into the floor was used to grind pulses, which formed the ingredients for preparing khichdi. The musal was made of neem wood; after use, the pestle was rested against the wall as seen in this image.


  • Title: Ukhal musal (Mortar & Pestle)
  • Location: Kathe Majra, Ambala, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Stone, Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Nardak

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