Magsi ghota is a unique type of mortar and pestle recorded in Barmer. The mortar was made from terracotta and the pestle from neem wood. It was specifically used for making thandai which is a drink made during the festival of Holi.


  • Title: Magsi ghota (Mortar & Pestle)
  • Location: Barmer, Barmer, Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Earth (Terracotta), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Turning
  • Region: Marwar
  • Earth Craft Technique: Pottery, Firing

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