Both classic, Traditional and efficient in design, this small homey mug embraces the Mexican tradition of drinking from clay pottery, or Barro. The red clay is gathered from the surrounding hills. Bits of wood, stone and corn are used as tools to mould the clay on a traditional banding wheel. The pottery is burnished using a stone and brush to give it a smooth unglazed finish. Finally it is pit fired under corrugated metal with wood, sawdust and cardboard.This “Taza”, as referred to in Spanish is perfect for drinks both cold and hot as it is made to preserve heat or cold alike. Excellent for any occasion from having a warm coffee in the morning to wake up to drinking a cold cup of water on the hottest of days. Perfect for “Pulque.” Also known as the Mexican drink of the God’s. However you use, enjoy your favorite beverage of choice in this beautifully hand-painted and hand-crafted mug.The special and authentic hand shaping of the Barro makes them unique in proportion ....an element that makes handmade so beautifully perfect. There are no breaks, but please keep in mind that this clay material is hand handled, shaped and made; minimal chipping is natural. This decorative mug will never cease to stand out with its shiny Barro glazing and cleverly rounded neck. Its a great piece that will also adorn your kitchen, given an authentic and traditional Mexican style and feel.Tazas are handmade and Hand-painted each differently now with four different Variations. Three come in Main colors of Brown at the rim with secondary colors of Green, Brown and Yellow, with one with a Blue Painted rim, with secondary colors of Pink, and other added festive colors hand painted in.This Taza mug will make a wonderful addition to any Kitchen or Mexican pottery collection, but makes a fine decoration as well. This item measures 4” H x 3 “ D with an opening of 3” and holds 10 Oz.