A 4-piece mezcal tasting set made from red clay in Oaxaca, a region of southern México. This set includes 2 round red clay copitas (for sipping the mezcal), one oval dish (for holding orange slices) and one small salt bowl (dip the orange slices or rim of the copita in salts prior to tasting).
This style of red clay (barro rojo) is handcrafted by a cooperative of women in San Marcos, Tlapazola, Oaxaca. The women-led cooperative, known worldwide as Mujeres del Barro Rojo (women of the red clay), was founded by Macrina Mateo Martinez. As a teenager, she traveled outside her village (which, as a woman, was frowned upon at the time) to find a wider audience and reach new markets, as well as expand upon the traditions and designs of previous generations. Her knowledge and experience helped the village and the cooperative thrive, and most certainly kept alive the generations-old tradition of making red pottery that continues today.
Handcrafted in Oaxaca, MexicoMaterials
: Red Clay (barro rojo)Care
: We recommend hand washing these special pieces.