Sumano Khabia Water Vessel



Sumano Khabia Water Vessel

This wonderful hand made jar created using age ancient Moroccan techniques.The Sumano Khabia Water Vessel is made with the clay collected from the Moroccan Rif mountains.
The decorative motifs are painted with a goat hair brush, made by the potter to apply natural pigments.

Approximate measurements: 22x15x23cm

Edition of 24

This Design was made by Raja

Raja learned the craft from her mother. Her sister, Fatima, and her neighbour, Malika, help her with the clay work and decoration of the ceramics, while Raja has mainly specialised in modelling the pieces. Raja lives with her three children under precarious conditions.

In the past, the jars she produced were used for storage and to keep the water cool, but after the arrival of electricity in the village and cheap plastic products in the souks, the demand for Raja’s products is dwindling.

Variation is to be expected, each piece differs in colour, size, shape and decorations due to its handmade nature. Sumano is about simplicity, imperfections, and embracing the “flaws”.

Each piece is fired in an open fire, which makes unexpected and surprising results, including smoke marks on some pieces. This means that each piece is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated.