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Western Indian metate grinding stones

by Reviewer Rob

I’m selling the two metates I’ve had for a while now. I need the storage space freed up and I simply can’t carry them around with all this moving anymore. They’re solid granite and heavy. The one on the right came from San Diego County out in Sorrento Valley. A state worker found it off the side of the road when they were putting in I-805 in the early 1970’s. The one on the left is from near Phoenix or Tucson, somewhere in Arizona. That’s about all the info I have on them. The time and elbow grease it took for these bowls to get ground out is difficult to fathom.

I’m not sure about their asking prices. I need to do some research first. But they’re out of storage now and they’re not going back. They’re on their way to forever homes, I hope, or maybe a museum, maybe.

Interested parties can contact me at the Tip Line HERE.

History for sale: two fine Western Indian grinding stones, "Metates," as they're called. Suitable for your kitchen counter.
Western history for sale: two fine Western Indian grinding stones, “Metates,” as they’re called. Suitable for your kitchen counter.

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