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Onyx Mug

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$40.00
HANDMADE IN MEXICO

Make your morning coffee ritual more stylish with these unique artisan-made mugs. Part of our Oaxacan Onyx Collection

Color: Onyx

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Story

The people of Oaxaca have been drinking ceremonial beverages from black clay vessels for centuries, making these generous mugs ideal for enjoying your favourite beverages. Each mug is unique and is hand-thrown in a fair trade environment. 

San Bartolo Coyotepec is one of the most recognized pottery communities in Oaxaca, Mexico and is known for its use of this unique black clay. Each piece is unique and truly handcrafted from start to finish using techniques that date back to pre-Hispanic times.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 3.5" x 4", 10 oz
  • MATERIALS: 100% clay
  • COLOUR: Onyx
  • ORIGIN: Mexico
Product Care

Treat your clay pieces lovingly and with care, they are living objects which will grow old with you. Hand wash in warm water. Not dishwasher or microwave safe. Avoid the use of sharp utensils to avoid scratching. Do not leave bowls in water for more than three days, they may soften and break.

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Mexico

The Potters from Oaxaca

Our Mexican pottery pieces are objects born of fire from a place where there is magic in the mud. We are fortunate to work with a group of diverse Mexican potters located in the state of Oaxaca where artisans from over 70 pottery communities have come to personify the extraordinary cultural and linguistic variety of the land. Together, they are a co-op, working to promote their work as a unified force – and working to create an outstanding collection to bring to the global market.

Each region has its own culture, represented through the local earth that they create their clay with. The black clay comes from the rich, fine soil of San Bartolo Coyotepec, the rustic pieces splattered with prickly pear juice come from Tonaltepec, and the deep red clay pieces hail from San Marcos Tlapazola.

Your piece has been shaped by hand, with the thought and care that comes from generations of understanding the local roots, culture, and traditions. Mexico’s pottery practices date back 3,000 years and each hand-turned object is a piece of history, as well as a piece of art.

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