Hand-Carved Mezcal Gourd, or Jícara
Gourd, or Jícara, Hand-Carved Mezcal Small Cup Handmade by Artisans in Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca, Mexico
In Oaxaca, the birthplace of mezcal, artisans have repurposed dried gourds and turned them into mezcal drinking vessels, or jícaras. These detailed hand-carved gourd vessels are transformed into works of art by carving them with images found in nature, mostly flora and fauna such as birds, rabbits, and flowers.
The process to make these cups starts by collecting the gourds from the calabash tree once they are ripe and hard. They are then halved and cleaned by removing the pulp and any residue. Lastly, these are sanded and carved to achieve the delicate and detailed images that characterize them, beautiful and eco-friendly pieces of art!
- *Sold Individually*
- Traditionally used for mezcal, but it can be paired with your drink of preference.
- Made of Jícara, or gourd, the dried fruit of calabash tree.
- Hand-carved designs.
- Free of harsh chemicals, color is added using only natural dies.
- Each cup is one of a kind, coming from natural elements, not one will have the same size.
- Available in natural and black colors.
- APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS:
2 1/2" diameter, 1 1/2" deep.
holds approximately 2oz.
(with a 1/2-1" and 1-1/2 ox variance due to its organic nature).
- Does not include base.
- Care: Since these cups are organic in nature, they will break down if they’re left damp, so be sure to only hand wash and immediately dry after use. Also, please note that no amount of careful attention will keep these cups pristine after sustained exposure to alcohol, which eventually breaks down organic matter.
- 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. For this reason, there might be some flaws and variations in measurements, color, and design.