Large Nupe Clay Pot
Traditional African clay pot, hand-crafted, etched and decorated by Nupe potters. 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.
Each piece is handmade, therefore patterns and colors may differ.
42 cm wide x 42 cm high – weight 8.6 kg
17 in wide x 17 in high – weight 19 lbs