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Round Molcajete With Wood Base

$129.00|2 pieces|Made in Mexico


This round molcajete or mortar represents the Mexican traditions of volcanic stonework in a sophisticated way. Indeed, use them to crush your herbs, spices, and of course avocado! Plus, they’re pretty enough to leave out on the counter when not in use.

Mexican artisans handmade this round molcajete or mortar using only sustainably sourced wood from trees no longer bearing fruit. In addition, each piece, including the wood base, is crafted from extremely durable wood and volcanic stone. Finally, they’re polished with olive oil to moisturize the surface and bring out the beautiful color and grain pattern.

Embellish your table with this unique handmade homeware.

Product Dimensions

Mortar: 7.87 inches, Woodbase: 7.87 inches


Gray with black speckled and brown


Volcanic rock and Tzalam wood (Caribbean Walnut)

Made In



Mexican Artisans

Embark on a transformative journey within your living space with the exquisite round molcajete with wood base—a masterfully crafted piece by Mexican artisans, complete with a wood base. Meticulously handcrafting this traditional Mexican mortar ensures that it not only elevates your table setting but also guarantees a shower of compliments from your guests.

Venturing into the historical roots of stonework, we uncover a tradition that traces its origins back to pre-colonial times. Skilled artisans transformed an array of stones, including volcanic rock, obsidian, jade, and onyx, into exquisite idols and temple reliefs. However, the arrival of the Spaniards in Mexico brought about a profound shift. They introduced new tools and technologies, ushering in an era of advancements in the art of stone carving. Consequently, artisans began incorporating more intricate relief work into church facades, government buildings, and private residences.

Seamlessly transitioning to Maison Numen’s distinguished line of volcanic stone products, it becomes evident that their collaboration with artisans in Tecalli, Puebla, stems from unwavering dedication. Tecalli, translating to “stone” in the Nahuatl language, stands as a historical town with significant importance as a center for stone carving. Nestled in a region abundant in volcanic stone, onyx, and specific marble varieties, Tecalli remains a thriving hub for preserving this timeless craft.

Your purchase of the round molcajete with wood base transcends the mere acquisition of a cultural artifact. You actively contribute to the sustained preservation of an ancestral craft tradition, consequently enhancing the lives of Mexican artisans and their families. Proudly showcasing this remarkable piece in your home, you seamlessly experience the harmonious fusion of history, craftsmanship, and functionality—an embodiment of cultural richness and timeless artistry that captivates both the eye and the soul.


All orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

Delivery time ranges from 2-7 business days.

Orders over $150 receive free standard shipping automatically.

For International shipping, we are offering an atractive flat shipping rate of $25 in any of the orders.


This item is eligible for return within 30 days of receipt if unused and in its original condition.

If you wish to make a return you can contact our Concierge team through our Contact Us page or emailing [email protected], and include your order number, item, and reason for return.

We will review your request and issue you a return authorization upon approval.

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    I Love my molcajete and is so beautiful that you can place directly on your table!!!

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