Musal okhli | Mortar & Pestle
Location: Roopsi, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Marwar
Materials: Stone, Wood
Wood craft technique: Lacquering, Turning
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing, Masonry
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
This okhli (mortar) was made from locally available sandstone and was set into the floor of the kitchen, using plain cement concrete. The musal (pestle) was used to pound pulses, grains, and dry spices like chilli or turmeric.