Wood Mortar & Pestle, Hand Carved Mortar Pestle, Spice Grinder, Native American Woodworking, Indigenous Made | Biulu Artisan Boutique


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Shipping to United States: $11.05

Important Shipping Info:
USA Customers: For tracking and a delivery guarantee, please upgrade to USA Tracked Packet (Please read further below to see how your order can qualify for FREE tracked shipping). To keep costs low for you, the standard shipping option is US Airmail. This DOES NOT include tracking and for this reason, it does not come with a delivery guarantee from us. The United States Postal Service is reliable however and the risk is negligible.
NON-USA Customers: There are no changes and the base shipping product comes with tracking.
Please read further below for more shipping information and promos for FREE shipping.

This hand carved Jovio-wood mortar and pestle is tough and designed to endure daily grinding. The finish is smooth and the color goes great with a variety of cabinet and counter finishes. The wood is sustainably harvested on the artisan's ancestral land and carefully carved using a variety of hand a power tools.

These products are from a group of wonderful Lacandona artisans - an Indigenous people who are direct decedents of the very same lowland Maya that once occupied areas such as Palenque. Their ancestral heartland is in and around the jungles which border Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Biulu has teamed up with the women of Lacanja to provide a world market and on behalf of us all, we really hope you like the beautiful work.
The women who are responsible for these pieces are:
Cristina chankin najbor
Carolina chankin najbor
Leticia chambor

Biulu Artisan Boutique is an Indigenous owned 'for-profit business with a purpose'. The objective is to source, unite and provide sustainable economic opportunities to Indigenous artisans throughout the Americas. Three main target areas are 1) Single mothers 2) Politically displaced (i.e. by land sale, industrial invasion/forced to leave by force and/or environmental degradation caused by industry and 3) Vulnerable women who would otherwise fall into illicit forms of employment such as prostitution or otherwise into domestic servitude out of economic desperation.
Where YOUR money goes: The company pays the artisans well above local market price and Ivan and Lydia pay directly to the people. There are no intermediaries.
The way we see it: This is about saving an important part of human history while providing ongoing support to individuals and communities that need help. Biulu Artisan Boutique is a place where our collective voices can be heard and dreams can be achieved by helping to realize a more equitable distribution of resources around the world.

4"W x 3.25"H

The pestle is approx. 5"

FREE tracked shipping on ALL orders over $100 CAD (some restrictions apply to certain countries)
FREE USA next day shipping for orders over $200 CAD
***Please pay attention to ship-by dates*** Products at distribution ship in 1-2 days while those that are en-route to distribution from our villages ship within 1-2 weeks.

- All packages (apart from DHL) originate with Canada Post. Their service is secure, consistent and reliable. Passing customs, your national postal service will take over.

- For the default shipping services, delivery times are estimated as such:

- Canada 3-5 days
- USA 5-12 days
- EU/UK 8-12 days
- Other 14+ days

*Please note that shipping times are not guaranteed and can increase or decrease depending on the season

- International packages may be subject to taxation by the relevant border authority. It is the customer's responsibility to pay their duty/tax if required to do so.

- Please ask if you have any questions. TY :)

Shipping from Canada

Processing time

2-3 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • Canada : 3 - 5 business days
  • United States : 7 - 8 business days
  • Europe : 8 - 10 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 10 - 21 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 10 - 21 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 10 - 30 business days
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 18 - 30 business days
  • Sub-Saharan Africa : 20 - 30 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the standard shipping method and how long does it take?

We use Canada Post for all of our shipping needs. They provide a wide range of consistent services and delivery times are well within acceptable limits. Time frames are provided on each individual item's listing page.

Are there any express shipping options?

Yes! From the item's listing page you will be able to explore your options for shipping upgrades to your region.

I would like something made...do you take custom orders?

Yes we most definitely do! Whether it is a name or picture that you want on a bracelet or you have a specific piece that you would like designed and created, we are at your service :)

Do you sell wholesale?

Yes. While traditional beading can be very time consuming, we are still open to taking wholesale orders. For more information, please message us through Etsy or email us at biuluartisanboutique@gmail.com

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