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Images of mortar and pestle

Mortar and pestle is one of the oldest tools used for grinding solid materials. It is mainly used in cooking and medicine, and sometimes probably in some chemistry experiments. Mortar is a bowl that holds materials while pestle is little bat or stick used to crush those materials. Set is usually made of wood, ceramic or stone like granite or marble and metal. Sizes varies from small as ones that can fit into the palm of the hand to much bigger that are mainly used to grind cereals into flour. However, as pictures spoke a thousand words let see how mortar and pestle can look.

This is how mortar and pestle looked in the past. Simple stone with a hollow part and another rounded shaped stone that serve like pestle.

Thursday, 12 January 2012 by Author