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Oaxaca Black Clay Mugs - Set of 2

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A set of two black clay (barro negro) mugs with a face carving on the front -  a playful, unique design very specific to Oaxaca. The hand sculpted faces feature subtle, traditional male and female details; each pair in the set includes a "he" and a "she" mug.  Each vessel holds a generous 14 fl. oz.

Excellent for drinking Mexican hot chocolate, frothed to perfection with a traditional molinillo

A style of pottery unique to Oaxaca, barro negro is distinguished by its color and silvery finish. It's origins date back centuries and the color is derived not from dye or glaze but from the use of special, locally-sourced clay. Every piece is hand-polished which results in its sultry, silvery sheen. 

These black clay mugs are handcrafted in San Bartolo de Coyotepec, a community in Oaxaca with a long history of producing barro negro pottery. All clay is locally sourced from the hills of the region and handmade (no pottery wheels are used). 

Each mug may vary slightly in details, size and shape due to their handmade nature. 

  • Handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Size: 4" D x 3.5" H
  • Holds 14 fl. oz.
  • Materials: Oaxacan black clay
  • Care :To clean, hand wash (with non abrasive materials) and towel or air dry. Not recommended for use in the dishwasher or microwave.
  • 5% of proceeds are donated to plant and restore mangrove forests in Baja, Mexico

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