This multi-coloured mini-tagine was handmade in Fes, Morocco. Lift off the top and the small base is also painted with a matching design.
This piece can be used for salt, pepper or other condiments, or makes a lovely small dish to hold small trinkets, paper clips. It’s cute as a button, so why use it as decoration, or for wedding favours?
If using for food items, this mini-tagine is food-safe. Please wash on warm soapy water only.
The diameter of the tagine base is 7.5cm and the height of the mini-tagine is 8cm.
Fes is one of the three major centres for ceramics in Morocco, and is known for producing the finest work. The techniques are handed down from generation to generation. The clay used in Fes is fine and the glazed patterns are usually intricate.
The imperial city of Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. The walled medina or old part of the city is home to thousands of craftsmen in its vibrant souks.
Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. It’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina, with medieval architecture, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere. Watching the artisans at work is amazing, and many pieces are unique as the artisans do not use templates. Each piece is made on the pottery wheel, driven by foot.
In Fassi potteries today, each component of the process is done by different people – from preparing the clay, producing the clay article, firing the kilns, painting each piece and then firing. For a good explanation of how they make ceramics in Fes, take a look at this short Lonely Planet video clip.
Each mini-tagine is different and we cannot post photos of each. So when ordering online, please note, that the mini-tagine you receive may not be the same as that in the photo, but it will be multi-coloured.