Extraordinary 100 Year Old Nagaland Mortar
This unusual and unique antique mortar has been hand carved from a single tree trunk by ‘forest-people’ in Nagaland out in the northern eastern reaches of India. Used over a century ago for grinding spices in they are constructed out of one piece through wonderfully skilled carving producing a rugged and heavy utilitarian object. It also has two large metal rings to aid in lifting and carrying and I guess could be used as a plant holder or simply as a unique decorative piece.
VINTAGE INDIAN FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES
Take a look at our blog about this style of furniture here.
Due to the nature of these pieces each item will vary, with the colours, patterns and metal work on the wood differing from one to another. Please contact us prior to purchase if you would like let us know your preference and see photos of the exact item we would send you.
Made in India.
This item is in stock in our furniture shop in Brighton and Hove, Sussex.