Kitchen mortar in Red Travertine with wooden pestle
The name mortar originates from the vulgar latin mortarjiu s, derived in turn from the more ancient mortare (making parts) . The need to crush and pulverize some materials by percussion dates back to remote times and was initially practiced mainly using natural cavities and, then, perhaps even before milling with the millstone, with mortars almost always made of stone. The most ancient mortars are in hard stone (used, for example, by Etruscans and Greeks), marble or alabaster. Even the Bible testifies to its ancient use: “The manna was pounded in a mortar to prepare cakes” .
Travertino Rosso is a splendid natural stone of Iranian or Turkish origin, whose color can vary in intensity from deep red to pale red, depending on the quarry of origin and, at times, also on the block. Like almost all travertines, it can be used in projects and applications for indoor or outdoor environments, in works intended for public and private use.
This special stone is capable of giving personality and originality to creations such as floors and stairs – also in combinations with other types of marble and stone – classic and modern coverings, decorative objects, furnishing elements, jewels, kitchen tops, vases, trays and much more.