A unique work from potters in the village of Sejnane, a town located in the hills of northern Tunisia, “Tanit Natural” is a sculptural candlestick holder perfect for a table centerpiece.
The Sejnane ancient tradition of creating pottery with all-natural materials is a UNESCO World Heritage and is handed down from generation to generation, from mother to daughter.
Sejnane pottery is a 100% manual product process, leaving each object with a trace of humanity and history. The pottery is environmentally friendly, using only natural materials such as ochre clay, shellfish, and dried branches.
The clay is first extracted and then cleansed of its impurities. It is mixed with crushed pottery fragments, repurposing items that would have become waste, and finally fashioned by hand into a piece. The piece is polished with shellfish, dried up outdoors, and painted with naturally-occurring pigments, such as those from white or red ochre clay. The pottery is then fired on dried branches with cow dung used as the combustible. Finally, each piece is decorated with lines, dots, and other embellishments either with ochre clay or mastic powder, from the Mediterranean-borne mastic shrub.
• Dimensions: 10" - 11" • Weight: 25 lbs • Clay, mastic powder • Produced in small batch, this item will be restocked when available
Shipping Information • This product will ship directly from the artist’s studio. • Usually ships within 10 business days.
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