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Pestle and mortar

Modern Era, Contemporary Era, Asia
This mortar was used to grind cacao beans. In 19th-century Philippines, drinking chocolate primed over coffee and tea. The upper class sweetened their cocoa dissolved in water, whereas the lower strata mixed it with rice or Pili nuts.


  • Type: Utensil
  • Place of origin: Philippines
  • Materials and techniques: Stone
  • Date: 20th century
  • Dimensions: 14.5 + 19.5 cm
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