Magsi ghota | Mortar & Pestle


Category: Vastu
Location: Barmer, Barmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Earth (Terracotta), Wood
Earth craft technique: Firing, Pottery
Wood craft technique: Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Magsi ghota is a unique type of mortar and pestle recorded in Barmer. The mortar was made from terracotta and the pestle from neem wood. It was specifically used for making thandai which is a drink made during the festival of Holi.

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