Hamam dasta | Mortar & Pestle


Category: Vastu
Location: Dhoj, Faridabad, Haryana
Cultural region: Mewat
Materials: Metal (Iron)
Metal craft technique: Beating, Casting, Welding
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A mortar and pestle made from metal is known as hamam dasta. It is specifically used to crush dry spices like turmeric, chilli and coriander seeds, which is done once in a month. These spice powders are stored in containers and used in everyday food preparations. Apart from crushing spices, this hamam dasta was also used to grind smaller quantities of pulses.

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