Even today, mortars are a part of our everyday lives. Take a trip to your local retailer and you will find ones that have been manufactured in a very efficient, simple, and practical fashion.
Then, all one has to do is spend some time studying these treasures from Turkey. The time is taken to hand chisel the marble and the attention to detail that went into each one individually is immeasurable. Was it the type of nuts that were grounded in the mortar that dictated design or was it a carver's artistic influence?
The way the stone has naturally weathered, chipped, and oxidized from water, weather and oils created an added layer of charm, soul, and a one-of-a-kind appeal that can't be duplicated.
Now, these curated treasures can have a great re-purposed second life. Plant some succulents, add an orchid, or even serve nuts in them the next time you entertain. Rest assured, the hundred years it took for these
to find a home with you, will always be treasured!