Puebla Salt Dish
These delicately hand-crafted marble salt dishes are carved by Nahua artisans in Tecali, Puebla. The town's name means "stone house," derived from "where the houses of stone are" in Nahuatl, Mexico's indigenous language. The Tecali de Herrera community has been quarrying and carving stone—specifically marble and oynx—since Pre-Columbian times. Marble and onyx work remain Tecali's main economic activity.
Each dish is accompanied by mini spoons made from cocuite, a tropical wood from Veracruz, hand-carved by artisans from Pajapan.
Measurements: 3.5"x .75"
*All items sold by Vía Raíz are handmade. Therefore they may have small "imperfections" or slight variations of color and design between each product—we think that is part of the beauty of having something made with care by individual artisans. Our website photos are a close representation of this piece, but may not be identical to the one you receive.