Kharal | Mortar


Category: Vastu
Location: Barmer, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Stone, Wood
Stone craft technique: Carving
Wood craft technique: Carving
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Kharal is a boat shaped bowl typically made from wood or stone, sometimes cladded with silver. As part of Rajasthan’s traditional past, an opium drink was offered to guests and visitors. Kharal like these were used to crush opium to make the drink.

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