18″ diameter x 16″ high.
Antique mortar originally used to grind rice. We turned it upside down and smoothed out the entire piece revealing the beautiful wood grain. Repurposed into a sculptural side table or stool. We have a small collection. The images and price reflect one. The top on this one has beautiful erosion detail.
This side table or stool was hand made in the spirit of Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanence. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. A beauty of things unconventional. It is the opposite of vulgarity. The costs of achieving this kind of minimalism are seemingly inconsistent with its mission of aesthetic humility. This kind of luxury is for a select few: The Emperor of Japan had a Wabi garden. Wabi is for people who already have a lot.
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