- Handbuilt jar
- 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: 17 x 11 x 17 cm
Edition of 20.
Variation is to be expected, each piece differs in color, size, shape and decorations due to its handmade nature. sumano is about simplicity, imperfections, and embracing the "flaws".
Each piece is fired in an open fire, which makes unexpected and surprising results, including smoke marks on some pieces. This means that each piece is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated.
- Do not pour water inside
The ceramics are not glazed. We advise you to keep it as a decorative object if you want to conserve the original aspect. Please note that our pieces are not food safe.
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.
Pottery and transportation can be challenging. So in order to make sure that the pottery that you receive arrives safe and sound, we have tested multiple methods and selected the most secure for your peace of mind.
Because we care about Mother Earth and we love the idea of reusing the packaging, we decided to work with local artisans and have them make baskets for each pottery piece. Made from local dwarf palm and cane, they are their perfect partner.
We try our best to have 100% sustainable packaging but it seems that we cannot yet pass on plastic bubble wrap. Please send us tips if you have found any alternative.