Mezcal Glass Kit | Set of 4 veladoras (mezcal glass) in Oaxacan Palm Basket
The Set includes:
- 4 Veladora glasses (Mezcal Glass)
- 1 handwoven traditional basket
The basket that holds the kit was handmade from palm leaves by women of the region of Miahuatlán - color comes from natural dyes only. The methods and patterns have been passed down by generations.
The traditional veladora is made from glass. It has a circular base that slightly opens up as the outer surface extends to the mouth. The shape of the mouth allows the mezcal to “breathe”, and when someone takes a sip of mezcal from a veladora, there’s little risk of the strong alcohol fumes overwhelming them.
Originally these glasses were used in Catholic churches to hold prayer candles. That's why you see a crucifix imprinted on the base of each glass - to remind you of its original purpose. Someone had the great idea of borrowing the candle holder from the church to drink mezcal and a whole new category was born. Today you find the veladoras both in churches and bars in Mexico.