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Mayan Wisdom Project

Jacara Cup ~ Tan

Jacara Cup ~ Tan

Regular price $25.00 USD
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A cup or bowl made from the fruit of a calabash tree.

The jacaranda tree has a rich history and deep spiritual meaning in many cultures around the world. From wisdom and rebirth to wealth and good luck, the jacaranda tree has been the subject of many legends and stories throughout history.

Jicaras are drinking vessels made out of gourds that come after the calabash fruit is carved out, leaving the shell which is hung to dry. The resulting vessel is known as a jicara which is the Spanish word for cup.  Not just for mezcal, they can be used for any kind of beverage or as a bowl for serving cacao or teas. They are a beautiful touch to a ceremonial setting.

These traditional, hand carved jicaritas are made by artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico 

Jicaras are used all across Mexico to share and enjoy the unique and complex characteristics of mezcal.  Each cup is unique in size and design.  They are approximately 3 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches tall


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.

It’s a reminder of their mortality

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