Hammered Copper Cocktail Spoon
Copper is a trace mineral that keeps the nervous and immune systems healthy, supports brain development, plus helps to make red blood cells and collagen. This straight handled cocktail spoon features a seamless design for easy, near-frictionless stirring, as well as durability over the long-run. The classic design of these pieces and warmth and style to any bar set up and is the ideal addition for entertaining at home.
Master artisans in this region of Mexico have been working with copper since pre-Hispanic times – particularly the Purepécha people. Their innovations in metallurgy allowed them to produce jewelry, tools, along with decorative and ceremonial pieces from materials that were extracted locally. Later, this area became an important smelting resource for Spain. Copper work remains an essential part of the local culture and economy. This particular workshop consists of 30 master makers and includes both women and men.
- Approximately 9inches/24cm long
- Due to the traditional processes and materials, the details, hues and finishes will vary slightly from piece to piece
- Handwash only
These pieces are not lacquered, so they are food safe. That said, this means that the pieces will naturally tarnish with handling and exposure to moisture. To clean them, one can use simple kitchen staples like lemon with salt or baking soda or a specialized copper polishing cream. In order to maintain the integrity of the finish and material, these pieces cannot be washed in the dishwasher. They should be cleaned by hand with warm soapy water and a soft cloth, then dried thoroughly to keep them shiny. These spoons will naturally darken over time, as is the way with copper.
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