Lava Rock Mortar
Hand carved volcanic rock mortar and tzalam wood pestle.
Each bowl is one of a kind hand carved in granite volcanic stone. In the hands of the craftsmen becomes a contemporary piece inspired by the Pre-Hispanic culture in México.
Perfect for seed mix and sauces. All the lava rock pieces can use for dry food, no liquid. You can heat the piece directly in the oven or flame to keep the food hot.
The name “Molcajete” comes from the Nahuatl (Aztec language of Mexico) words temolcaxitl and mollicaxtli, meaning stone sauce bowl.
Ayres design utility and simple objects with a primary aesthetic. All basic shapes are unique, remembering prehistoric utensils. Inspired by Mexican historical, natural and primitive roots, it highlights the beauty of the materials, design and quality. Ayres work with natural materials like Guayacán and Tzalam woods, lava rocks and natural leathers. Their processes are completely handmade allowing each object be a unique piece. Ayres seek to establish fair terms of trade with artisans which can offer objects 100% handmade with high-quality materials and the most beautiful handcraft work.
Measurements: 10cm Width, 6.1cm Height
Origin: Sculped in Puebla and polish in Mexico city. Wood from Yucatan
Care: Wash with soap and water, oil can leave dark spots, not use the dishwasher, use a brush for cleaning. The lava rock is a material that darkens with use with food.