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Contemporary Era, South America

This utensil, called a molinillo in Mexico, is used to prepare hot chocolate. The head acts like a pestle, crushing the chocolate at the bottom of the bowl, while the loose rings help form the froth when the handle is spun between both palms.


  • Type: Utensil
  • Place of origin: Mexico
  • Materials and techniques: Wood
  • Date: 20th century
  • Dimensions: Big: 34 + 5.5 / Small: 31 x 5 cm
  • Weight: 81g
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