Do you hog the salsa?  If so, this is the salsa bowl for you.  This pottery pig comes from the western Mexican state of Michoacan, which borders the Pacific Ocean.  The state, sometimes referred as “the soul of Mexico,” is known as the winter grounds for Monarch butterflies, as the site of the most elaborate Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico, and for its Spanish colonial architecture.  Morelia, Michoacan’s capital, was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1991.

Michoacan also is a well known craft center.  Its contemporary crafts mix European and indigenous pre Colombian techniques to create metal work, textiles, and jewelry fashioned with turquoise, obsidian and other semi precious stones. The pottery in Michoacan draws inspiration from the Purepecha Empire, which rivalled the Aztecs before the Spanish conquest. 

This delightful little pig offers salsa with a smile.


  1. Love the Michoacan salsa pig, do you sell them and if so would you send the information to me? I am having a family gathering for my husband’s 70th and son’s 40th birthday. I would love to purchase 3 of the salsa pig’s for the gathering. Love the receipts, we have tried several of them, thank you we have enjoyed them.

    1. I bought the salsa pig at a small store called the Pan American Phoenix at 857 Lexington Avenue in New York City that specialized in Mexican crafts including pottery, glassware, silver, clothing, etc. Its owner was Mary Bartos and the phone number was 212.570.0300. They had an online site. But I fear the operation has closed due to the pandemic…

      I wish you good luck in finding the pigs and hope your party will be a smashing success. Best birthday wishes to all! Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

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