Handmade Clay Bowl
Pottery has been an important part of Lebanese life and culture since the Phoenician era with generations of craftsmen keeping this ancient tradition alive. Now only a few craftsman in Lebanon maintain this ancient trade. Nestled in his small workshop in Lebanon's Chouf, Talal Fakhoury (whose last name literally translates to Potter) is one of many generations in his family still turning out these traditional terracotta gems, often times in the dark with no electricity.
Raw clay earthenware has many benefits. It is entirely non-toxic and natural, made of 100% pottery sand that is extracted from the land and a quartz-like stone that is ground and mixed with it. Some products are then glazed in a wood oven, whereas others are left in their raw form. Being made from raw clay, these vessels add many important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and sulfur to food, which are extremely beneficial to our body. They also help maintain the ph balance of food and liquid, as the clay is alkaline.
This is a traditional Lebanese Mezze plate, normally used for serving delicious Lebanese dishes like Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Labneh and Tabbouleh. However, it is the perfect size for serving any appetiser and will add an authentic touch to your tableware.
Please note that as these products are lovingly handmade no two products are identical and imperfections in the finish are to be expected.
Measurements: 20 cm diameter