A mortar and pestle is used to grind or crush ingredients used in cooking. Large pestles like this one are used to husk and de-hull grain. This pestle is made of wood and is generally operated by two people.
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