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African Mortar 627mm


Regular Price: £432.00

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Iconic African mortar 627mm, used on the African continent for thousands of years domestic pestles and mortars are an integral part of family life. Each pestle and mortar has a unique character, this partly born out by its daily use, some extremely old, having passed through generations, some as the mortar illustrated having traversed across regions from one encampment to the another. The pestle and mortars we offer for sale have been traded through the Berber clans of north Africa.

Mortar measurements.
Length: 62.7 cm
Diameter: 28 cm

Approximate weight: 14.2 kg

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African Mortar 627mm, the iconic African implement the form known throughout the world. Used for centuries on the continent. These traditional examples of hard, soft and palm wood pestles and mortars have been used for milling corn and many other organic commodities in the production of daily food for family groups. In north Africa these artefacts are found with great age, some show signs of hundreds of years of daily ware and tear. the objects are a valuable commodity in a land of treeless deserts. Used for centuries throughout the African continent as domestic pestles and mortars. Each one has a charm and character of its daily use, some are extremely old, having passed through generations, some travelling thousands of kilometres across desert regions from one encampment to the another. A domestic item so proven that it is still used throughout parts of Africa for pounding out the daily bread of life in villages and townships. The examples we offer here are traded through Berbers of north Africa, have been passed through families to our modern day.

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Origin Morocco