This mortar and pestle has been hand carved from grey palewa stone and finished with a beautiful floral engraving on both the mortar and pestle. Palewa is a common Indian soapstone which has been used for carving for centuries. The high talc content of soapstones such as this make it relatively soft and ideal for carving. Handmade by skilled artisans working with Tara Projects, one of our fair trade partners in India.
Tara Projects addresses issues of poverty and powerlessness for grassroots artisans. They provide 1000 artisans with fair trade production and marketing support; and through the provision of schools over 1,000 children and ex-child labourers are now receiving an education.Read more
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