Saturday, April 26, 2008

ceramic mortars


ceramic mortars, originally uploaded by c_p_lew.

I used to be a potter so I love seeing traditional wood-fired ceramic forms in Asia. Most potters make different kinds of earthenware jars but these pots are high fired mortars.

The sound of a rosewood pestle on the ceramic walls of the mortar while making papaya salad makes everyone's mouth water. There's a picture of a Lao mortar and pestle on Wikipedia!

3 comments:

Keera Ann Fox said...

I'm tickled by those little things that have significance only if you're familiar with a culture.

SandyCarlson said...

Wow. Thanks for this post. I'm thinking about mortars and salad.

the teach said...

I like this photo. It's very effective! :D