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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector

Sugar mould

Contemporary Era, South America
This mould was used to shape papelón sugar loaves which are typical of Latin America. Such solid saccharose is also called a piloncillo in Mexico because of its conical shape, and is made by cooking and evaporating sugar cane juice.


  • Type: Mould
  • Place of origin: Venezuela
  • Materials and techniques: Wood
  • Date: circa 1950
  • Dimensions: 34 x 11.5 cm
  • Weight: 1.095 kg
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