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Ethiopian Mortar Stool African Art

Product #: 100721
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Title Ethiopian Mortar Stool African Art
Type of Object wooden mortar
Country of Origin Ethiopia
People unknown.
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 7.5 inches tall x 8 inches diameter
Overall Condition good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair worn and cracked; residues remain

A carved mortar from Ethiopia.   Tools such as this are used throughout Ethiopia to make engera bread from teff, sorgum or other grains.  A hole was drilled in the mortar to make it easily hung on a wall.