This ornamental pestle and mortar is carved from onyx with a polished finish for a smooth touch and it is great quality and quite a piece that is sturdy! The humble pestle and mortar is probably one of mankind’s earliest innovations. Described as ‘the original food processor’ the pestle and mortar were widely used in the world that is prehistoric. TodayNeolithic/Bronze Age examples which have been found suggest they would have been used to crush and grind herbs, spices and seeds just as they are used in kitchens. This gorgeous piece would make the perfect housewarming present or a gift for any occasion for someone who likes to spend time in the kitchen using dried herbs and spices. It would also make a decoration that is stunning anywhere into the kitchen area. This ornamental pestle and mortar measures 7cm tall and 7.5cm in diameter. Onyx types in synchronous bands with a number of tints primarily greens and browns, which is usually useful for carving. Please note that as onyx is a naturally created item each piece can vary greatly somewhat in colour and pattern through the image shown.Please note. The details provided are not intended to provide a full or accurate definition of the product or it’s use and may contain errors, omisions or Ingredients not stated. For further clarity / confirmation please contact us with any questions. Some images may contain containers or product display elements that are Intended to show the products use but may not be supplied with the products.