Palestine Ceramic Blue Floral zait and zaatar Bowl

$30.00 USD

Product Description

* Zait and Zaatar bowl. blue colors.

* Bold floral patterns.

* Glazed finish.

* Handmade pottery.

* Hand painted.

* Dishwasher safe.

* Slight color and paint variations may occur due to handmade techniques.

* Made in West Bank, Palestine.
Ceramics hand painted in vibrant floral patterns are a signature craft of Palestinian pottery. Palestinian pottery is one of the oldest traditional art that remains today. Archeological discoveries in Palestine have found pottery that dates back 5000 years ago. The art has been passed down from one generation to another. Ceramics are made in family workshops with fathers and grandfathers teaching their sons. Each ceramic is made in a three-step process and takes over a week. First, the ceramic is shaped, dried, and smoothed. The drying takes place in a 1000-degree oven for a day. During the second step, each ceramic is painted with a black design outline and then the colors are filled in. After the ceramics are colored and dried, they move to the final step. The final stage is hand dipping the ceramic in a clear glaze and firing. All ceramics are safe for use in the microwave and dishwasher.