The End Grain Teak Wood Square Mortar and Pestle can be left out on the counter top for function and style! Makes a wonderful gift for young aspiring chefs.The End Grain Teak Wood Square Mortar and Pestle set is a beautiful kitchen tool! The end grain construction of this mortar pestle combo showcases the exotic look of teak wood! Teak wood is famous for its strength and water-resistant qualities, and is a favorite of chefs all around the world! This exquisite mortar and pestle set is manufactured from FSC-certified organic teak wood. Proteak's renewably-harvested teak lumber is grown with a commitment to environmental stewardship on the reclaimed ranch lands along Mexico's Pacific coast and Proteak protects over 6,000 acres of virgin tropical forests adjacent to the plantations.