African Pestle And Mortar 682mm

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African Pestle And Mortar 682mm

SKU:TFS0016
£242.00

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Iconic African pestle and mortar 682mm, once used for centuries throughout the vast continent. These fine examples of pestles and mortars have been used for transporting goods across the sahara for trading by the Touareg's and nomads of the North Western Sahara in North Africa.

Mortar measurements.
Length: 68.2 cm
Diameter: 31.8 cm

Approximate weight: 18.6 kg

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The pestle aesthectically has a bias, like some leaning tower of pizza the form follows the tree from which it was hewn. This lends the pestle a naivety of manufacture, a very interesting carved from the solid wood North African domestic pestle and mortar. The patina of use shows throughout this ethnographical object.


African pestle and mortar. Iconic African implement the form recognised throughout the world, used for centuries on the vast continent. These fine 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 predominantly of vast treeless savannah and deserts.


Each pestle and mortar has 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 times, some extremely old and some decades old.

Additional Information

SKU TFS0016
Age No
Origin Morocco
Colour Brown

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