Danda kunda | Mortar & Pestle


Category: Vastu
Location: Meharaj, Bathinda, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Earth (Terracotta), Wood
Earth craft technique: Firing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A terracotta kunda like this, would often have stones inlaid into the base. It strengthens the bottom and prevents the mortar from breaking. It also helps in creating a coarse surface that aids in better grinding of the contents. This danda kunda had just been used to prepare a spice paste at the time of recording it.

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