- Helps maintain salt’s freshness and reduces clumping
- Convenient design - a pinch is always within reach
- Handcrafted in the village of La Chamba, Colombia
- Made with natural, locally mined clays
- Lead free - Hand wash
- Size - 4.3 x 4.3 x 7 inches
Keep one of the most commonly used ingredients impeccably fresh and always within pinching distance with the La Chamba black ceramic salt pig. An attractive and functional piece to complement your beautiful black clay pots, the salt pig is purposefully designed. The large opening provides easy access for grabbing and dashing salt into savory stews, bubbling sauces and rich creams, and is wide enough to accommodate measuring spoons. Beyond the convenience of this kitchen staple, keeping salt exposed to open air also helps reduce clumping. Salt stays fresh in the basin, while the 'hood' protects it from moisture and particles.
La Chamba cookware is a traditional type of clay pottery from Colombia, well known for its combination of elegance and usefulness. This sought-after cookware is crafted using the same methods employed for over 700 years.
La Chamba’s beautifully crafted pieces result from an intricate process by which artisans smooth the surface of locally harvested clay with semiprecious stone before firing it for 3 hours. They add natural materials like rice husks to the furnace to give each dish its characteristic black color. Absolutely no glazing takes place and all pieces are toxin free. Due to the handmade process, each piece is distinct.
Care and Use of La Chamba Cookware
Attractive and resilient, La Chamba cookware stands the test of time with proper care.
Occasionally clean the salt pig with soapy, warm water using a soft cloth and avoid using the dishwasher or abrasive cleaners. Additionally, the piece should not be soaked for a long length of time.
Like most handmade products, the cookware may have slight imperfections in the form or finish, and the sizes of the same model pieces may vary slightly. However, these imperfections are normal and expected with this type of unique production process and imperfections do not compromise the appearance or functionality of the piece.