A set of 2 red clay copitas (little cups) for sipping mezcal, handcrafted by a cooperative of women in San Marcos, Tlapazola, Oaxaca in southern México. 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 tiny bowls for holding salts or small garnishes.
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, Macrina traveled outside her village (which, as a woman, was frowned upon at the time) to find a wider audience and reach new markets, and obtain inspiration to expand upon the traditional 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 clay pottery that continues today.
Visiting and working directly with the artisans who design and create these beautiful pieces, and dedicate their lives to the craft, is a true privilege and pleasure.
- 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.