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

Wooden pestle and mortar. Pestle carved from a single piece of wood with a cylindrical shape and a recessed handle. The top end is flat and has angular cut out steps and a tapering bottom end. There are two large cracks running along the shaft. Wooden mortar has a splayed base with clearly carved facets. One side of the mortar has a triangular wedge carved into it, possibly acting as a handle. The other sides are carved with faint vertical lines with a angled rim at the top. The bowl inside is carved half way down the mortar and has white residue inside. There is a large crack down the entire length of one side of the mortar from shrinking.

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