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Antique Philippine Wooden Mortar

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Antique wooden mortar (Lusong) made from one piece of hardwood (typically mahogany). They are shaped by burning coal in the center of a tree trunk. The burned part is scooped out and smoothed, making an interior center hollow in which to grind rice. Households would use these along with a pestle (Alho), made of wood from a straight branch or base of the tree, to separate the husk and the grain.

Items like these are hard to find due to their age, condition, natural patina, and weight. This listing is for a mortar – wooden pestles can be found under separate listings on the site. There are many indoor and outdoor ways to appreciate these natural works of art. One can enjoy their rustic nature as-is – or add a circular piece of glass to create a side table or in a grouping for a multi-part coffee table. Add a plastic liner to use as a decorative planter.

If you would like a custom glass top, contact us to explore options in smoked brown, amber, black, clear or frosted options.

Place of Origin: N. Luzon, Philippines

Date of Manufacture: early-20th Century

Condition: Very good – original condition, unaltered with some imperfections. Vintage patina with cracks and stains present.

Wear: Consistent with age and use.

Dimensions: 15.5 in. X 11.5 in. Oval Diam. X 18.5 in. H 

Shipping Note: Due to the size and weight of this piece, it will need custom handling and packaging. Contact us for a quote. 

Antique Philippine Wooden Mortar

Regular Price
$1,039.00
Sale Price
$1,039.00
Regular Price
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 
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