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Antique Wooden Lusong (Mortar) from the Philippines
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Antique Wooden Lusong (Mortar) from the Philippines

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1331125
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Antique wooden lusong (mortar). This lusong was used with a lomok (pestal) by the B'laan people to pound rice in order to separate the grain from the husks. The B'laan people are indigenous of Southern Mindanao in the Philippines. This lusong is especially large and beautifully carved of a single piece of hardwood. Size: 24 1/2" high x 21 1/4" wide diameter.