A Mortar and Pestle is a very precious tool used for crushing and grounding food, herbs, seeds and other varieties of herbal and mystical medicines. It is recommended to not use the same mortar and pestle for edible and non edible mixtures. Each set is made from soapstone that has been hand carved, painted and polished. The ancient practice of soapstone carving dates back more than 3000 years. Soapstone or steatite is a natural material. The interior of the mortar and the pestle have not been dyed. SYMBOL: The triple moon SYMBOLizes the cycles of our life. Trough several cycles, we acquire the true knowledge. Associated with dreams and the bearing of new projects or children. The pentacle is a symbol of protection. Long ago, it was considered by Pythagoreans as a symbol of beauty and harmony.