Cheviot Treasures

 Native Wooden Pestle

$95CAD

Cheviot TreasuresCheviot Treasures is located in Oakville, Ontario

 

                               

A LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN PESTLE, NICELY TURNED AND APPROXIMATELY 17 ½ INCHES IN LENGTH. SHAPED FROM SOLID CHESTNUT. LIKELY NEW ENGLAND ORIGINS. LOVELY PATINA AND FEELS GREAT TO HANDLE. 19TH CENTURY.

THESE LARGER PESTLES WERE USED BY NATIVES TO GRIND KERNELS SUCH AS CORN; OFTEN IN A STONE MORTAR.  NATIVE PESTLES TEND TO BE LARGER THAN NON-NATIVE EXAMPLES BECAUSE THEY PREPARED FOOD FOR COMMUNAL RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL PURPOSES.