Basalt Mortar and Pestle in a Tortoise Shape, "Tortoise Tradition"
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Prepare herbs, spices and sauces the way our ancestors did--with handmade stone tools. Grupon Comonfort presents this unique molcajete or stone mortar, crafted by hand from volcanic basalt in the shape of an upside-down tortoise. The pestle, called a tejolote, is used to grind or crush the foodstuffs in the molcajete. The molcajete can also be used as a unique serving dish for salsa or guacamole.
The artisans recommend that the molcajete be "cured" before the first use. To cure the molcajete, place some dried beans, corn or rice in the bowl and grind with the pestle until pulverized. Allow the pulverized grain to sit for 15 minutes. Once this has been done, the molcajete can be hand washed and allowed to dry. This step will ensure that any stone dust remaining from the carving process does not affect the food.
- 7.02 kgs
- 15.5 lbs
- Bowl: 12 cm H x 24 cm W x 31 cm D
- Bowl: 4.7" H x 9.5" W x 12.25" D
- 11 cm H x 6 cm Diam.
- 4.3" H x 2.4" Diam.