Ukhal musal | Mortar & Pestle


Category: Vastu
Location: Kathe Majra, Ambala, Haryana
Cultural region: Nardak
Materials: Stone, Wood
Stone craft technique: Carving, Dressing
Wood craft technique: Turning
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK

Like the previous example, this ukhal musal was also recorded in a verandah of a residence. The ukhal set into the floor was used to grind pulses, which formed the ingredients for preparing khichdi. The musal was made of neem wood; after use, the pestle was rested against the wall as seen in this image.

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