MAYANA BOWL (Jícara)
Enjoy your favourite Hot Cacao Elixir with this special drinking vessel! or use it as a container or decor accent.
The jícaras are beautifully decorated with "the maque" technique by Filemón in Oaxaca, Mexico.
These beautiful decorative bowl is made out of a fruit shell, from a pumpkin tree, but it is not an edible pumpkin. In Mexico, the word jícara, comes from "xicalli " a Nahuatl word meaning a vessel or container. The jícara was used in prehispanic times as a cup, and for the contexts in which it has been located - temples, mural painting, codices, etc. - it can be affirmed that decorated jícaras were used in rituals performed in sacred spaces.
The jícara was also used as a measure; in the codices there are jícaras with dust of gold or pigments along with the numerals that designate the amount that should be given as a tribute to the Mexica empire.
*Unique pieces, the color tone and size (13-15cm diameter) may vary.