Danda kunda are kept in the kitchen space of the house. A short danda and shallow kunda, like the featured example, are used while sitting on a pidhi (stool) or a phatti (low seat).


  • Title: Danda Kunda (Mortar & Pestle)
  • Location: Kiryanwala, Fazilka, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Stone, Wood
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Malwa

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