TAHIR MAHMOOD MORTAR & PESTLE COLLECTION
While Caviar20 focuses on high-end vintage, we also believe in championing excellent contemporary design. We are excited and proud to be offering Tahir Mahmood’s Mortar & Pestle collection.
For centuries the mortar and pestle has been used to grind fresh spices for culinary or medicinal purposes. Tahir’s interest in this ancient tool extends to the way it is crafted: both parts are made of Dalbergia Sissoo wood (native to the Indian Subcontinent, often referred to as “Indian Rosewood”) and are shaped using the ancient technique of lathe turning. The collection’s vibrant colors are created with a sap-based resin and applied with palm leaves. Handmade by artisans in Tahir’s studio in Lahore, Pakistan. The collection of eleven designs was inspired by the Punjabi agricultural calendar.
The designer, Tahir Mahmood, is a 21st century creative chameleon; a successful graphic designer, new media artist, and product designer. His work has been featured at prominent Toronto design events such as IDS and Come Up to My Room. He recently installed his acclaimed new media project “World Without Water” at CODE (Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition) in conjunction with the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Solid wood with organic resin.
Top tier (from left to right): Chait, Jeth, Bisakh, Maagh and Harh. $110 Each.
Middle tier (from left to right): Bhadon+, Sawan+, Assu and Katta. $160 Each.
Bottom tier (from left to right): Maghar and Poh. $195 Each.
Note: Bhadon and Sawan are also available in a larger version.
Maghar is available in a smaller version.