This copper tub was handmade in Mexico in small town of Santa Clara del Cobre. It is a capital of hammered copper production for bathroom with main market in the US. There is very little demand in Mexico. While copper tubs don’t seam to be too expensive for the average America buyer, Mexican economic reality and market forces related to value-added products makes them way more expensive than in the rest of the continent. You may be surprised that copper bathtubs are offered in Mexico for much higher price than they are sold in the US with shipping included even though they were made locally.