Dark Green Soapstone Mortar & Pestle
The earliest known mortars and pestles date back to around 35,000 years B.C. and have been used since pre-history on every continent. They are mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, the oldest surviving medical text, and also appear in the Old Testament (Numbers 11:8 and Proverbs 27:22). They have been made of nearly every material imaginable, including wood, ceramic, bronze, lead, stone and glass. The mortar and pestle are perhaps the oldest known tools associated with early shamanic healing work and have come to be recognized together as the icon for pharmacy itself.
Made of real soapstone and handmade in India, this dark green mortar & pestle is 3 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter. Mortar & Pestles are wonderful for grinding and mixing herbs, spices, resins, and woods.