Merida Mortar and Pestle
Our Merida hand-carved marble and Guayacán wood mortar and pestle is made in Mexico by our Mexican partner, Ayres. The Guayacán wood pestle is made in the Yucatán and the marble is carved from stoner quarried in the state of Puebla with artisans who work under fair trade practices.
Ayres founders Joana Valdéz, an industrial designer from Yucatán, Mexico, and Karim Molina, a textile designer from Caracas, Venezuela, share many similar values with Heritage by Hand values that we all deserve special objects that tell a story and a purpose within our spaces.
Ayres designs and creates simple, personal handmade objects with natural materials that tell great stories. We know you will love this mortar and pestle as much as we do.
8.6 D x 2.36 H
22 cm x 22 cm x 6 cm
We do not use chemicals on the wood, so we recommend washing with water and soap, then drying. Intermittent oiling with linseed oil, coconut oil or beeswax will prevent cracking.
The marble is quarried in Puebla, Mexico and has rich veins and deep color.As a consequence of the chemical-free, natural finish, it is normal for spots to appear with prolonged exposure to the sun or certain foods (grapes, fruits, cheeses, oils, wine, etc.). We suggest you use it with dry foods, but the decision is yours as the patina over time is also beautiful.