19th century Millstone

by greateasternhome

Inspired craftsmen have over the centuries taken the most humble object and turned it into a work of art. You would wish to kiss the hands of the sculptor who made a masterpiece out of a massive millstone. Whoever the craftsperson, their work takes us back to their time as they brought beauty to a everyday implement.

The outer portion of the stone is made out of wood. The stone is supported by four legs. It is carved with delicate floral designs on the sides and petal borders on its surface, whereas the inner round stone has the mouth through which whatever had to be ground was placed. Even this is bordered by geometrical patterns.

When you see the picture enlarged, you realise how much artistic dedication and commitment called on to procure such fine carved embellishments.

You can come inspect this giant millstone at The Great Eastern Home. You could try and move it. Plan your visit at http://www.thegreateasternhome.com.