Modern Olivewood Mortar & Pestle

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This olivewood pestle easily fits into your hand and neatly fits into its companion olivewood mortar to crush spices, pound pine nuts, or grind dry herbs into a powder. Appropriate to use with either wet or dry ingredients as cooks and apothecaries have done through the ages.

Please keep these implements wiped clean and sealed routinely by generously applying mineral oil or board butter. 

As with all natural products, you will appreciate that individual pieces exhibit minute variations in size and shape, and sometimes show vivid differences in markings.

Key Facts
  • Single piece construction for both items
  • Mortar is approximately 5.5" H x 3.5"W
  • Ergonomic pestle is approximately 7" L x 2" D at its widest
  • Sustainably sourced olivewood
  • Imported from North Africa
  • Each piece is unique

How to care for your olivewood

Keep your olive wood in good condition. Please hand wash (do not soak) and hand dry.  For maintenance, treat wood with mineral oil or wood butter. This will enhance the grain, seal the wood from moisture, and prevent cracking. We do not recommend using cooking oil for treatment because it will become rancid. For more information about olivewood and its care see our posts here and here.