Danda kunda | Mortar & Pestle


Category: Vastu
Location: Bhaini Massa Singh, Tarn Taran, Punjab
Cultural region: Majha
Materials: Earth (Terracotta), Metal, Wood
Earth craft technique: Firing
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending
Wood craft technique: Carving, Painting
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

According to a tradition in this house, the danda made of neem wood was only used while preparing food for the spiritual guru of the family, who would visit them occasionally. It was painted yellow and had a metal strap braced around the top of it to prevent the wood from splitting.

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