Memòri

Giant Handcrafted Terracotta Pot

£540.00
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Large statement hand-crafted terracotta pot by Memòri - a brand that celebrates and encourages ancestral techniques of the Moroccan craftswomen and specifically potters from the Rif Mountain region. Memòri was established with the aim of keeping these ancient crafts alive, whilst giving these craftswomen a livelihood.

This terracotta ‘Guerrula’ pot is made using early primitive ceramic techniques from the Rif region, dating back to 6000 BC. Each piece bares the individual marks of its maker. This piece is made from clay found in the potters surroundings in the Rif Mountains. Variations are to be expected - each piece is fired in an open fire creating different results including smoke marks, making these one of a kind.

This piece is made by Aïcha,65, from the Sless Tribe in the southern foothills of the Rif Massif. Thirty years ago 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, and thanks to her job, Aïcha was able to provide for her family.

Each large piece from Memòri comes with its very own woven basket - these really are special pieces.

Dimensions - 47cm high x 38cm at widest point

Care - These ceramics are made using traditional methods and therefore are not glazed and not watertight. These are intended as decorative objects or for use with dried flowers

Please note that due the size and fragile nature of this piece we are unable to ship this and it must be collected from the shop in person.