This ukhal musal was made from kikar wood, around twelve years ago by the family carpenter. The musal was decorated using white paint for a marriage. The central part of the turned wood pestle had a thinner cross section for better grip. One would sit on a patadi (low seat) or a pidha (stool) while using the ukhal musal.


  • Title: Ukhal musal (Mortar & Pestle)
  • Location: Duloth, Mahendragarh, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • 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: Ahirwal

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