Say hello to Jesus Gomez Torres, our new woodworking artisan from a little town called Ánimas in Oaxaca, Mexico. Jesus is 65 years old and founded a family-owned workshop called Arminda Handmade Products. Jesus comes from a long line of woodworkers and is the 4th generation of his family to produce wooden kitchen items.
Since the late 1800s, his great-grandfather began making kitchenware using manual carving tools. When electricity arrived in his community, he and his father added electric lathes for the development of new products. The whole family is involved in the production, including his daughter, who currently paints some pieces adding bright colors into the mix!
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These frothers are used in everyday life in Oaxaca to froth Mexican hot cocoa, which is a traditional drink enjoyed daily in southern Mexico. Your new unique hand-carved frother helped to pay for the family to acquire more woodworking tools, which allows them to hire an artisan team in order to increase their production capacity, and increase their livelihood!
When Deborah isn’t sewing, you can usually find her playing tennis or swimming in her free time.
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- Hand-Carved Oaxacan Wooden Milk Frother, Mexico ($12)
- Measurements: 8″ personal size
- Materials: wood
- Care Instructions: Hand-wash only
- Country of Origin: Mexico.
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