Ceramic Moroccan Ashtray with Metal inlaid Motif
Brighten your home with beautiful ashtray in earth tone. Ashtray is hand-etched by artisans from Morocco. This ashtray is hand engraved and designed for multiple use such as an ashtray or incence holder or simply decorate your home or office.
Although there are some women entering into this craft, Moroccan pottery is an art form that is predominantly composed of male artisans. The artisans range in age from teenagers to men in their late sixties. Pottery of this type is made in Safi, Morocco, a fishing town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Safi is known as one of the centers for this art and utilizes red clay to create the ceramic pottery. Clay is softened by hand, and formed using a potter's wheel which is powered by foot, using age-old techniques. Pieces are dried in the sun then baked in kilns that are over 200 years old.
ceramic, metal, white metal
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