The Molcajete is the oldest tools used in Mexican cooking for grinding spices, it was used in Meso America by the Aztec and Mayan cultures. The authentic molcajete [tinylink.in] es handcrafted from a single block of porous basalt volcanic rock. Molcajetes are typically round in shape and supported by three short legs. Extremely popular in Mexican cuisine, the Molcajete is an essential tool for making guacamole and other salsas, and great for grinding herbs and whole spices. This whimsical version has a pig-face carved right into the stone. Length 10.25 in, Width 8 in, Height 4.25 in, Diameter 8in and Capacity 24oz . The Molcajetes we carry are completely hand carved by our artisans in Mexico from a single block of the best quality basalt volcanic rock through a laborious chipping process. The well crafted pieces also make for a great presentation on a table to present dips and other sauces. Two piece set including a semi-cylindrically shaped tejolete , also made of basalt volcanic rock. Completely natural and safe, contains no toxins or lead. The molcajete is a century-old mortar and pestle used by Mexican cooks.