Memòri

Large White Handcrafted Pot

£490.00
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Large statement pot with handle detail and white finish 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 ‘Khabiya’ pot is made using early primitive ceramic techniques from the Rif region, dating back to 6000 BC. After drying, the pieces are covered with a whitish slip. 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 each piece one of a kind.

This piece is made by Raja from the Beni Zaroual Tribe. Raja learned the craft of pottery from her mother. Her sister, Fatima, and her neighbour, Malika, help her with the clay work and decoration of the ceramics, while Raja has mainly specialised in modelling the pieces. In the past, the jars that Raja produced were used for storage and to keep the water cool, but after the arrival of electricity in the village and cheap plastic products in the souks, the demand for Raja’s products is dwindling.

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

Dimensions - 40cm high x 35cm 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.