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Southwestern Native American Meto and Metate
Item #: AA2465
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This is a set of southwestern Native American mano's and a metate. During the Archaic period the Antive Americans used a one handed mano in conjunction with a metate to grind wild plant food. Mano is the Spanish word for hand, and refers to a stone that is held in one or both hands and moved back and forth a larger stone (metate) in order to grind seeds, nuts and other hard materials. These are the for runners to the modern day mortar and pestle, used both in cooking and medicine. The metate is an unusual oval shape, most are flat and oblong. The small bowl measures 5 3/4" across, 2 1/4" tall, is 1" deep and rests on three legs. One of the mano's is 3" long and roughly 1 3/4" wide, while tho other is 2 3/4' long and tapers in width from 1" to 2". This set shows some wear from use, but is still in very good condition. This will make a fine addition to your southwestern decor!
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Your Price $55.00 USD