The word guacal or huacal comes from the Nahuatl huacalli It is a sort of box formed of wood slats used to transport any sort of product, especially fruit and vegetables.

The huacal is such a simple utensil that it is wonderful. In any traditional Mexican market it is a certainty that you will see piles upon piles of these crates that were used to transport fresh products.

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Beyond its traditional use, the good news is that they are now popular decorative elements that have made their way onto the pages of Pinterest. More than a fashion, they are an ecological and sustainable way to redesign space. With a touch of paint they can be used as bookcases, flower pots, shelves, and even wine display cases.

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https://es.pinterest.com/lizetteolguin/huacales-ideas/