Mortar & Pestles are a very precious tools for crushing and grounding either food, herbs, or seeds and other varieties of herbal and mystical spellwork & medicine. One of the great symbols of pharmacology, they have been used in food and medicinal preparations for thousands of years, and are one of humankind’s most commonly used tool.
Mortar and Pestles were described in the Ebers papyrus from Ancient Egypt – dating back to 1550BC. It is the oldest preserved piece of medical literature discovered. It is estimated that mortar and pestles were used for 6,000 years before this for food preparation – mostly for the grinding of spices. They are unique in that their design has largely remained unchanged over the last 10,000 years. They were also commonly used in Egypt for the grinding of cosmetics. Mortars and pestles are also mentioned in the Old Testament – they were an essential tool of civilizations everywhere.
vintage wood set approx 5 inches across