Musar | Mortar & Pestle


Category: Vastu
Location: Chakeri, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Mewat - Brij
Materials: Metal, Stone, Wood
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing, Masonry
Metal craft technique: Beating, Bending
Wood craft technique: Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

A pestle in this part of Rajasthan is known as musar. This turned wood pestle is used in combination with the floor-set ukhal to separate husk from grains. The lower end of the pestle is covered with a metal sheet to prevent the wood from splitting.

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