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Pai Pai Small Mezcaleros - Set of 2

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A set of 2 small clay cups sized for sipping mezcal the traditional way: neat. Individually handmade in the Pai Pai community of northern Baja, México.

We recommend drinking mezcal straight, which will allow you to experience the nuances in aroma and tasting notes of this special spirit. The mezcal will taste extra earthy and special when sipped from these tiny ancestral vessels.

Designed and handmade by Daria Mariscal in a remote town of northern Baja. Daria harvests and processes local clay, and shapes each mezcalero by hand before burnishing, sun drying, and ground firing to finish (the smoke and flames create the beautiful marbled appearance). This pottery technique has been practiced by generations of Pai Pai members, an indigenous community in Baja pre-dating the Spanish settlement with currently less than 200 people. Daria speaks Pai Pai and Spanish. 

The clay is unglazed and porous; it will absorb liquid when in use and water when being washed. We recommend fully rinsing each mezcal cup in water prior to use, as that will reduce the absorption of the spirit. When wet, the clay will appear darker, however it will return to its original coloring once completely dry. 

Due to the handmade nature of these little cups, each one will vary slightly in size, shape, and appearance. 

  • Handcrafted in Baja, México
  • Holds roughly 1 fl. oz. per mezcalero
  • Materials: Locally sourced clay 
  • Size: 1.5" H x 1.5" D (each will vary slightly in size and shape)
  • Care: Rinse with water, use gentle soap if needed, and allow to air dry on a clean towel. 


Pai Pai Pottery

Several hours south of the US - Mexico border, in a remote part of the mountainous, high-desert region of Baja California, is a tiny town home to the indigenous Pai Pai community (a group of less than 200), where pottery-making has been a way of life for more than 500 years.

The pottery is ground-fired using dried yucca wood as fuel. The firing process gives the pottery its distinctive reddish-brown hue with a unique, marbled appearance.

Daria, one of the community leaders, was taught to make pottery by her parents and grandparents. Pottery has a significant cultural and spiritual significance for the people of the Pai Pai community. 

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