mortar (food processing & storage)

Large wooden mortar carved from a solid piece of wood with decorative alcoves and multiple brass pins. The eight decorative alcoves are carved around the outside and are decorated with brass pins. The mortar is carved circumferentially with two lines of zigzags at the bottom and at the top. There are thirteen brass pins at the top, hammered flat so as to represent flowers. The top aspect is decorated with seven semicircular designs of embossed flowers.

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