Mortor and Pestle

Mortor and Pestle 1

Item's Choctaw Name:  Kiti

Item's English Name:  Mortar

Age: Early 1900's

Material: unknown hardwood

Dimensions:
     L= 73 cm
     Max width of top= 25.5 cm
     Max width of hole =17.0 cm
     Average rim thickness = 3.9 cm

Origin:

Current Owner: Atoka Confederate War Museum

Location: Atoka, OK

Contact: (405) 521-2491

Notes: Rough-cut with a saw on top.  Inner bark of tree still adhering on exterior.  The interior of the hole shows heavy wear, obliterating tool marks.  Trunk is made from twisted hardwood.  Type is unknown.  It appears to have darker heartwood.

Mortor and Pestle 2

Item's Choctaw Name:  Kitapi/Kitush

Item's English Name:  Pestle

Age: Early 1900's

Material: light-colored hardwood

Dimensions:
     L = 111.5 cm
     L of square part = 33.6 cm
     Average width of handle = 3.5 cm

Origin:

Current Owner: Atoka Confederate War Museum

Location: Atoka, OK

Contact: (405) 521-2491

Notes: Tool marls are not obvious other than saw cuts and shaving marks, possibly for a drawknife.  It is made from a split piece of light-colored hardwood.  It is very heavy.  The handle is weathered, but still shows some polich from use.