Half of a dried gourd painted black and engraved with a trio of orange marigolds and leaves.
Side view of a half black painted dried gourd engraved with an intricate design.

Jicara - Cempazuchitl (Marigold)

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These engraved jícaras from the village of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca are the result of a technique passed down through generations of artisans; in our case, they are handcrafted by José Cruz Sanz. The jícara, or dried gourd, comes from the Ciria tree that grows along the Oaxacan coast and is engraved using tools called gubias of varying sharpness, as well as sandpaper and acrylic paint for polishing and decorating. The engraved designs reflect the context of the region, including the coast’s flora and fauna as well as other cultural icons and symbols. Jícaras are commonly used for serving and sipping mezcal or tequila, as a serving bowl for spices and salts, or simply as decor.


  • Size: Approx. 2.5" x 1.5"
  • Holds approximately 2 - 3 oz
  • Hand Made in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Each jicara comes with a palm base
  • Due to the artisanal nature of this handmade product no two are alike.
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Veronica Romo-Diaz

    Jicara - Cempazuchitl (Marigold)

    Lovely addition to my alter

    Fantastic quality and so gorgeous! Added a nice touch of color to my alter

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