This mortar and pestle are made of wood and finished with lacquer in traditional colours of red and yellow. This smaller size of pestle is mostly used for crushing spices or grinding pastes during food preparation.


  • Title: Sambelu (Pestle)
  • Location: Hodka, Kutch, Gujarat
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning, Lacquering
  • Region: Kutch

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