Granite Mortar and Pestle : Hand-carved of solid granite (the material preferred by top chefs), the mortar and pestle give you ultimate control in grinding and blending spices and herbs. The stone's weight enhances stability and makes pounding easier. Matte finish provides friction for efficient grinding yet won't absorb flavors and odors. The mortar exterior and pestle grip are textured for a firm, comfortable hold. 2-cup mortar: 6"Dia. x 4"H. Pestle: 7"-8"L (varies due to handcraftsmanship). Hand wash. Imported.