This is a unique African Etched Ebony Mortar and Pestle from Tanzania. A mortar and pestle is a kitchen device used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder. The mortar is the bowl, typically made of hard wood. The pestle is a heavy and blunt club-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed using a pestle. Ebony is an exceptionally hard and dense black beautiful wood found in East Africa. In Africa it is also known as “Mpingo”. Ebony wood is one of the most intensely black woods known, which combined with its very high density, fine texture, and the ability to polish it very smoothly, has made it very valuable. In fact it is one of the most expensive woods. The Tanzanian artistic output is both traditional and contemporary, and functional. When finished, the carvings are polished and the wood quite literally shines. This a beautiful and unique mortar and pestle that would be beautiful on display in your home or to add to your collection.
I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF TRIBAL ART THAT HAS WAS COLLECTED IN THE FIELD AND WAREHOUSED FOR 25 YEARS. I AM LISTING THESE WONDERFUL ITEMS FOR SALE.
Has a beautiful patina and is in good condition.
6 1/2" tall
3 1/2" across
3 1/2" deep
7 1/2" tall
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