Pestles for mashing taro and coconut form part of the equipment of every kitchen. A pattern called "jini" is exemplified by fig. 68. It is unsymmetrically ovate, truncate at the broad end and surmounted by a knob, which is much chipped in our example, at the opposite end. It is of a hard heavy polished wood, perhaps Thespesia,
weighs three pounds six ounces, is ten inches long, and five and a quarter broad at its greatest diameter.
Another pounder (fig. 69) is eighteen inches long, straight, tapering from two and a half inches at the butt to half an inch at the opposite end. A pagoda-shaped handle is formed by incised carving of the final four inches. It is one pound ten ounces in weight, and made, I think, of Pemphis timber.
A third form is drawn at fig. 70. This, called "tuki tuki," is club-shaped, two feet seven and a half inches long. At one end the diameter is three and three-quarter inches, at the other an inch and a half. The weight amounts to five pounds eight ounces. This form was used standing, but the lesser pestles were used sitting.