Bring warmth and joy to your home with this beautiful functional object. Large mortar and pestle from late 19th to early 20th century, carved from single piece of wood.
This item was used to mill wheat in southern Morocco. The original mill has been lovingly restored and redecorated with a large hamsa hand carved with a vivid eye, silver melange flowers, silver Tuareg crosses, antique coins, and half-moon camel bone eyes. The top and bottom are wrapped in silver melange repousse. The pestle has been further decorated with antique coins.
This stunning work is the trademark of the renowned woodworking shop in Amazraou, Morocco. Using traditional woodworking techniques handed down from father to son through generations, their work is rich with baraka--the good feelings that come from a piece truly made with love and care.
48cm tall (19in) 29cm wide (11in)
All sales on Silver Sahara abide by fair trade principles, and benefit the native artisans to help ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques.
Handmade; please allow for minor imperfections. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures.