Thailand of carved granite, this durable high quality product is an important tool for Thai cooking as well as around the world. Won't chip or crack. Each mortar is cut from a solid granite rock and carefully carved by hand. Hefty 15 lb weight, this product has remarkable visual appeal and is the finest mortar and pestle on the market. We use the finest raw material available. Also mentioned as the best mortar and pestle in America by magzine (Feb 16, 2007). Aslo recently got top endorsement from famous on TV Chef.