Ceramic Olive Boat – GlobeIn
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat
Ceramic Olive Boat

Ceramic Olive Boat

Your new olive boat comes from Tunisia, where olives are still harvested from the trees with a pair of bare hands as opposed to the modernized techniques used throughout Europe. Unfortunately, the country is also steeped in extreme poverty, especially in its rural, interior areas.

Abir Moussi is an artisan with Le Souk Ceramique who took part in painting your lovely new olive boat. Born into poverty in the small, inland town of Beja, Abir managed to make it to Nabeul on the coast after finishing school. Not only has Abir been a painter with Le Souk since 2011, but his work with Le Souk has lifted three of her sisters out of poverty in Beja as well. Her sisters are now working alongside Abir in Nabeul.

Measurements: 14.5" x 1.5"

Materials: Ceramic

*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Le Souk Ceramique

Country: Tunisia

 

This ceramic piece comes from Nabeul, the center of Tunisian pottery, located on the Mediterranean coast of northeastern Tunisia. Many of the artisans who hand-paint these mugs have been working for Le Souk for years and their collaborative process has become a familiar dance. It goes something like this: Mokhtar mans the potter’s wheel. Hichem paints the top and bottom lines of the mugs and sets the outlines. Riadh paints the honeycomb and seashell designs, and Zouhaira and her teammates, Olfa and Faten, take turns adding dots of color. Finally, Ahmed paints the black borders, and Noureddine dunks the mugs into a glaze to finish them.