Kundi kutka | Mortar & Pestle


Category: Vastu
Location: Kurar, Panipat, Haryana
Cultural region: Khadar
Materials: Stone, Wood
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

This kundi kutka made around thirty years ago was recorded in the kitchen of the house. The kutka (pestle) was made out of neem wood. It is believed that neem wood is used for making a pestle because of its medicinal properties. Particles of the wood get mixed with the spices while grinding them.

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