tabsil circle plate

Rif mountains
€ 75,00 EUR

- Handbuilt plate
- made of clay collected from the potter's surroundings.
- decorative motifs painted with a goat hair brush made by the potter to apply natural pigments.
- made in the Moroccan Rif mountains.

Approximate measurements: Ø 27 x 5 cm

This item is in preorder for an estimate delivery beginning of June 2021. The pottery season will start again in May with the nice weather.

sizing
handmade
care instructions
tabsil circle plate
tabsil circle plate

tabsil circle plate

Rif mountains
€ 75,00 EUR

- Handbuilt plate
- made of clay collected from the potter's surroundings.
- decorative motifs painted with a goat hair brush made by the potter to apply natural pigments.
- made in the Moroccan Rif mountains.

Approximate measurements: Ø 27 x 5 cm

This item is in preorder for an estimate delivery beginning of June 2021. The pottery season will start again in May with the nice weather.

sizing
handmade
care instructions

The artisan

Aïcha

In the southern foothills of the Rif Massif, west of Taounate, lies the home of the Ouled Sless whose women are famous for their pottery. After drying, the pieces are covered with a whitish slip and decorated with a pattern of red and brown ocher. The main motifs are simple: alternating lines and dots, parallel and unequal lines. In the 1990s, more than thirty women were creating ceramics in this village alone. Today, only six of them are left, all very old, and Aïcha is the only potter still working.

Aïcha learned the craft from her mother. Thanks to her job, Aïcha was able to provide for her family. Her husband died very young, and Aïcha was left to raise four children on her own. Two of them are daughters who are now married, have left home and moved to the city. They did not want to learn pottery.

Her sons used to trade ceramics in the area for olive oil, wheat or dried figs.

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Aïcha