[ Agave ]
Precision and patience are the two words to describe this tile. Each tile represents 60 years of total age due to the 5 matured agave Espadín spikes each piece contains. Each spike is hand picked by a local grower from the main mezcal palenques in Oaxaca. The amount harvested per day is limited because only the spikes from 10 to15 year old matured agave plants provide the quality and hardness we need for this production.
|12 weeks aprox
|Pieces / m²
|10cm x 10cm x 1cm
Depending on what time of the day you may have a different aesthetic on your wall created by the dance of shadows.
The intense labor process starts from the moment the spikes are cut by hand. Each is measured to the 1 cm needed, then both ends are sanded. When this is completed each tile is marked with 5 strategically located dots to create a “V” shape where the spikes will be carefully placed one by one only after the tile has been fired to perfection. The result is exceptional, a tile containing what nature once again has given us - earth and flora. The “V” shape made by the spikes is intended to be installed in different orientations to form an effortless and yet elegant one of a kind pattern.
The agave spikes stick out 5 mm from the tile surface. When this tile is installed the lighting whether natural or artificial creates a shadow effect that is particularly pleasing.