A set of two black clay mezcal copitas (meaning little cups) featuring whimsical faces, individually handmade in Oaxaca, a region of southern México. This design feature (with the face) is common throughout Oaxaca, and has been traced to the Monte Albán time period (the ancient Zapotec metropolis). The copitas are intended to be used for sipping mezcal or tequila; the wide and tall shape will help the spirit open up, releasing aromas and enhancing the tasting experience. You'll be transported directly to Oaxaca, the capital of mezcal, when sipping from these earthy, black clay copitas.
A style of black clay pottery unique to Oaxaca, barro negro is distinguished by its color and 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 (free of chemicals, lead and/or glaze). Every piece is burnished prior to firing, which results in the sultry sheen. All clay is locally sourced from the hills of the region and the pieces are shaped by hand, without the use of a pottery wheel.
- Handmade in Oaxaca, México
- Holds roughly 2 oz each
Size: 2.5" x 2.5" (each copita will vary slightly in size and shape due to their handmade nature)
Materials: Oaxacan black clay
Care: Hand wash and air dry. Not recommended for use in the dishwasher.