Among the world's oldest culinary tools, volcanic rock mortars and pestles like these have been used by great cooks for thousands of years. Our molcajete (mortar) and tejolete (pestle) are hand carved from a single piece of basalt rock, so every piece is unique. In addition to being a great prep tool, the molcajete makes an impressive serving dish for guacamole and other party favorites. Perfect for crushing whole spices and making spice blends. Ideal for blending and serving guacamole-or for making pesto and other rustic sauces. Line with lettuce leaves to use as an all-purpose serving bowl. Rough interior texture of mortar helps crush and grind ingredients. Heavy pestle does the work for you, ensuring efficient grinding, blending and mixing.