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Mortar and tea-pounding instrument

First half of 20th century

The National Museum of Mongolia

The National Museum of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tea which is hard and compacted into bricks is broken down into small portions using a hammer and mallet and then further pounded in a wooden mortar. There are various sizes of mortars and they are generally made from cedar, birch and blackwood. The mouth and the bottom of pestles are decorated with patterns.

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  • Title: Mortar and tea-pounding instrument
  • Date: First half of 20th century
  • Location: "Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia"

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