Copper

Mug

Copper

Mug

3" W x 3.5" H
Contemporary Handmade
Mexico
$65 Sale

Copper has been worked in the Mexican state of Michoacán since pre- Colombian times, during the time of the... READ MORE

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Provenance

Contemporary Handmade
Mexico

Copper has been worked in the Mexican state of Michoacán since pre- Colombian times, during the time of the indigenous Purépecha empire. The Purépecha developed techniques for extracting copper and used it to create tools, household objects, and jewelry. In the 16th century, during the Spanish colonial period, the first bishop of Michoacán refined the craft by introducing European metalwork techniques and organizing family-owned workshops. These workshops allowed the craft to be passed down generation to generation, as it is today. The copper used to create this piece was recycled from construction and industrial projects.

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Your copper piece was created in traditional craft techniques and should be handled with care to help ensure its preservation. Using a soft cloth, clean with a mix of 1 cup of white vinegar to 1 tablespoon of salt. Let sit five minutes, rinse with water, and dry with a clean soft cloth. Commercial copper cleaning solutions may also be used, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

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*Please note that as a unique, handmade item, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

Copper has been worked in the Mexican state of Michoacán since pre- Colombian times, during the time of the indigenous Purépecha empire. The Purépecha developed techniques for extracting copper and used it to create tools, household objects, and jewelry. In the 16th century, during the Spanish colonial period, the first bishop of Michoacán refined the craft by introducing European metalwork techniques and organizing family-owned workshops. These workshops allowed the craft to be passed down generation to generation, as it is today. The copper used to create this piece was recycled from construction and industrial projects.