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CAJA MATRIARCA

The third edition of Caja Marcela is here! CAJA MATRIARCA.

Caja Marcela is a project, curated by Marcela Valladolid in collaboration with “This Is Latin America”. In this project, you will be supporting fair trade from multiple communities, artisans and creators throughout Mexico.

All pieces have been handmade, designed, and picked for this specific box; for the third edition, Caja Matriarca focuses on various techniques, from five different communities, including Natural Palm, Rustic Clay, Marble, and Illustration;

Caja Matriarca

Familia, welcome to Caja Martiarca. I need so many words to explain why this box means so much to me but here is the short version; I was raised surrounded by Mexican matriarchs. A group of strong, Mexican women who refused to be told how to LIVE their life. This box celebrates our return to power by returning us to the most sacred and revered space in our home: our kitchen. A clay comal, a book by Mexicana author and illustrator Minerva García Niño de Rivera that details her journey of empowerment, guided by the matriarcas in her life and some other very unique hand-crafted pieces are what make this box the best one yet. I hope you enjoy this celebration of our culture as much as we did in the weeks and months we worked on its concept, design and production. Thank you for your trust,

Marcela Valladolid

The box includes a Clay Comal from Oaxaca, a Tortilla Holder from Guerrero, a Escobetilla from Guerrero, a Book From writer Minerva Delhi, a Marble Stone Trivet Set of 6 and a bag of Mexican Cal.

For more information on the origin of the products, see the details below.

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Clay Comal

Handmade by the Ruiz Lopez sisters in Atzompa Oaxaca. The clay comal has been part of the daily life of Oaxaqueños for many years. Each clay comal was cooked for 23 hours in an adobe rustic oven. Colors and shapes may vary.

Size: Diameter 13 inches

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: To cure the comal it is necessary to heat it and add the cal until it absorbs it.  Only use water to clean.

Tortilla Holder

Handmade in Guerrero by a “colectivo” of artisans with traditional techniques, and natural resources. This Palm-covered tortilla holder is a work of art. It will keep the tortillas warm and decorate your table at the same time.

Size: Diameter 9.8 inches

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Do not use chlorine or bleach on palm; clean palm with a damp cloth and let ventilate.
*Palm color may change with time.

 

Marble Stone Trivet Set

Handmade in Estado de Mexico. Made of marble, the Marble Stone Trivet Set has many uses, mainly used to hold hot pans or dishes, but can also be used as ice or hot stones. Includes 6 marble stones in 3 different sizes.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Wash with soap and water; do not use chlorine or bleach.

Escobetilla

Handmade in Guerrero by a “colectivo” of artisans with traditional techniques, and natural resources. This Palm “Escobetilla” It is used to apply the Cal on the Comal and spread it evenly and without hurting our hands.

Size: 10 Inches tall

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Do not use chlorine or bleach on palm; clean palm with a damp cloth and let ventilate.
*Palm color may change with time.

Book Matriarca

“Sueños de una Matriarca” and the illustration of the box where made by Minerva Delhi.

Sueños de una Matriarca was born at a time in my life when the rivers of my being overflowed within me. One day I took a pencil and started to draw. The right hand demanded too much, so I drew with my left hand, the first lines emerged and little by little the women of my life were born from them. This book has allowed me to heal the women that I am, the road has not been easy but today I continue to flourish in it. Let us honor and celebrate the Matriarchs, women of infinite abundance. Let the wind embrace you. Mine

 

Cal Mexicana

“Cal” from Mexico to cure the comal, contains Hidroxido de Calcio.