Okhli | Mortar & Pestle
Location: Kharwa, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A typical stone okhli like this with a flat base and short sides were often used for grinding wet spices. They were made shallow to easily empty the semi-liquid content out into a different container while cooking. An okhli is an integral object in almost every house.