Seller: great_art999 (37) 100%, Location: AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 182367051867 Antique kitchen utensils, brass mortar on white background, FROM INDIA SIZE 9 CMSMortars are also used in cooking to prepare ingredients such as guacamole, gazpachoand pesto (which derives its name from the pestle pounding), as well as grinding spices into powder. The molcajete, a version used by pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican cultures including the Aztec and Maya, stretching back several thousand years, is made ofbasalt and is used widely in Mexican cooking. Other Native American nations use mortars carved into the bedrock to grind acorns and other nuts. Many such depressions can be found in their territories.In Japan, very large mortars are used with wooden mallets to prepare mochi. A regular sized Japanese mortar and pestle are called a suribachi and surikogi, respectively.Granite mortars and pestles are used in Southeast Asia, as well as Pakistan and India. In India, it is used extensively to make spice mixtures for various delicacies as well as day to day dishes. With the advent of motorized grinders, use of the mortar and pestle has decreased. It is traditional in various Hindu ceremonies (such as weddings, and upanayanam) to crush turmeric in these mortars.In Malay, it is known as batu lesung. Large stone mortars, with long (2–3 foot) wood pestles were used in West Asia to grind meat for a type of meatloaf, or kibbeh, as well as the hummusvariety known as masabcha. In Indonesia and the Netherlands mortar is known as Cobek orTjobek and pestle is known as Ulekan or Oelekan. It is often used to make fresh sambal, a spicy chili condiment, hence the sambal ulek/oelek denote its process using pestle. It is also used to ground peanut and other ingredients to make peanut sauce for gado-gado.Husking and dehullingFurther information: Husk § Husking and dehullingLarge mortars and pestles are commonly used in third-world countries to husk and dehull grain. These are usually made of wood, and operated by one or more people.D1I offer a combine shipping discount 10% for each additional item. Discounts 2 Items 10% off on all shipping and handling fee 3-5 Items 20% off on all shipping and handling fee 6-9 Items 30% off on all shipping and handling fee 10 and more items 35% off on all shipping and handling fee Please request me for total invoice when you've finished the last item you want to buy or make a payment for all of your items in one time. I accept PAY pal only. we are only give 10% discount combing shipping please not request more discount thanksItem will ship within 2-3 day after payment. You will receive an email once shipped. Payment must be made within 3 days after the auction ends.If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact me. I'll do my best to help you. Please contact me before leaving negative or neutral feedback, giving me a chance to resolve your problem.Thank you for your interested in my product.