Colectivo Casa del Artesano

Barro Negro, Black Clay, Carved Mug

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Barro Negro, or Black Clay Carved Mug 100% Made in San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca.

These beautiful mugs are made with patience in San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, with world-famous barro negro, or black clay, renowned for the delicacy of its finishes and for the particular way in which it acquires its unique dark color. The expert artisans are masters in carving the particular, delicate, and intricate finishes to each piece, creating the characteristic holes that form elegant patterns.

The perfect addition to your morning routine, the carved details in these mugs will leave all admiring every single detail. Thinking of Oaxacan coffee, this is the perfect match!

  • Made of locally-sourced Barro Negro, or black clay.
  • No dyes are used, the clay acquires its black color from the special mud in Coyotepec and the smoke used when baked.
  • Handmade: Each piece is one of a kind as no molds or potter's wheels are used when making these special mugs.
    Each cup is approximately 3.75" in diameter x 2.75" tall
    Holds approximately 12 fl oz. 
  • CARE: Barro Negro is baked at low temperatures which makes it not microwave or dishwasher safe. Handwash and let it fully dry before next use. 
  • Sold individually.
  • From its artisanal nature, designs will vary from mug to mug, as not one of these mugs is alike.

At Lolo - Mercadito we are committed to acknowledging the nature of each product. With each purchase, you are getting a unique and authentic piece that was handmade with love by artisans from Mexico. These are artisanal products. For this reason, there might be some flaws and variations in color, measurements, shapes, and design.

Customer Reviews

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Love It!

My honeymoon was is Oaxaca, home of black pottery. I have been using this mug for coffee every morning to remind me of my husband.

What an excellent destination for your honeymoon! We're so glad that our Barro Negro pottery brings back such amazing memories. Thank you Melani for sharing such a special moment with us! Thank you again for your purchase and kind words!

Thank you,
Manuel Saidi