These beautifully crafted cups are intended as mezcal sippers, a tribute to Oaxaca's favorite adult beverage. However they make lovely little cups for any beverage, as well as a stylish way to serve sauces or salts. The Mezcal Cups are made from the local red clay that Oaxaca is known for, and then covered with food-safe glaze that gives it a modern finish that is pleasing to the eye and smooth to the touch.
These products are made by Colectivo1050 in Oaxaca that brings together designers and traditional Zapotec artisans to meld modern design with tradition techniques. The intention of the collective is to create unique offerings that will sell to a wider market, and thus help maintain the artisan craft as a viable livelihood for those communities where it is at risk of dying out.
Each set comes with two identical cups.
While these pieces can go in the dishwasher, we recommend washing by hand with warm water and dish soap.