Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Day 281 — Volcanic Mortar

The molcajete was used by pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican cultures, including the Aztec and Maya, stretching back several thousand years. Traditionally carved out of a single block of vesicular basalt, molcajetes are typically round in shape and supported by three short legs. Today they are used extensively to make and serve guacamole and salsa.

Nikon D7000 (Nikkor 50mm, 1.4) 1/320, f9, ISO 200