pestle (food processing & storage); mortar (food processing & storage)

Wooden pestle and mortar. Pestle with a natural form, with a very distinctive knot at the bend in the wood. The pestle has a rounded end and there is a hand grip at the opposite end with a small carved step. There is some superficial damage to the wood near the end. Mortar carved from a single piece of wood in the shape of a cup on a pedestal. The top part has burnt decoration and paint in vertical stripes with a black stripe around the base of the top. The top part is hollow to form the bowl. The pedestal base is in the shape of a flat topped cone with eleven facets. There is some insect damage throughout.

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