• Large African Pottery – Linked Leaves Motif
  • Large African Pottery – Linked Leaves Motif
  • Large African Pottery – Linked Leaves Motif
  • Large African Pottery – Linked Leaves Motif
  • Large African Pottery – Linked Leaves Motif
  • Large African Pottery – Linked Leaves Motif

Large African Pottery – Linked Leaves Motif

$250.00

Large hand-formed and low-fired African Nupe pottery. Imported from Africa.

1 in stock - ID#2568

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Shipping:
USA (contiguous): $125
Canada: $65
Ships From: Toronto, Canada
Shipping Method: Canada Post

Product Description

African (Nupe) Pottery

Traditional African Nupe pottery is hand-crafted, etched and decorated. Each pot is constructed using hand-coiling and pinching techniques, then fired in an open kiln. After cooling,each pot is naturally stained with a burnt ochre colored liquid that is derived from boiling a particular tree bark. Over time, this glaze may take on a silverish patina if left to weather naturally.

Hand-molded by Nupe potters in the village of Giri, Nigeria. These large pots with rounded bottoms are traditionally used to store water. The pots are buried half-way in the ground thereby keeping water cool.

Works well as a focus piece indoors or in the garden. Easily adjust pot sitting angle with the included natural raffia display ring.

Dimensions (approximate)

37.5 cm wide x 40 cm high – weight 7.6 kg
15 in wide x 16 in high – weight 16.8 lbs