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
  • Medium: Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Turning
  • Region: Kutch

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