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.



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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