Some okhli like this are set into the floor of the kitchen. These are almost always used for grinding wet spices or making spice pastes. Instead of a long pestle, this mortar was accompanied by an oblong stone that was used for grinding.


  • Title: Okhli (Mortar & Pestle)
  • Location: Bichhor, Chittorgarh, 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: Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing, Stone masonry
  • Region: Mewar

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