A set of 2 red clay copitas (little cups) for sipping mezcal, handcrafted by a cooperative of women in San Marcos, Tlapazola, Oaxaca. Every copita is shaped by hand, and finished with a red clay slip which creates a uniquely textural finish. These smooth cups can also be used as bowls for holding salts, small snacks or salsa. Presented in a small box, these make an excellent gift.
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.
Working directly with the artisans who design and create these beautiful wares is the best part of our job. It is a true pleasure to curate our favorite handcrafted pieces, and help support the talented artists who dedicate their lives to the craft.
- Handcrafted in Oaxaca, México
- Includes a set of 2 red clay copitas inside a sliding gift box
Materials: Red Clay (barro rojo)
Size: 3" D x 1.5" H
- Holds 2 fl. oz.
Care: To best preserve their longevity, we recommend hand washing these special pieces.
5% of proceeds donated to plant and restore mangroves in Baja, Mexico.