Tabarka Utensil Holder
This ceramic utensil holder was hand-painted by artisans in Tunisia using only food-safe paints and glazes.
Named after the beautiful Tunisian seaside resort town of Tabarka, the design is an elaborate blend of the Italian, French and Arabic styles that have shaped the city's namesake throughout history.
Size: 8” H x 5” W x 5” D
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Le Souk Ceramique
Le Souk Ceramique is a small studio that opened in 1997 in the coastal Tunisian town of Nabeul. Using ancestral techniques passed down through generations, the artisans of Le Souk Ceramique create breathtaking stoneware ceramics with designs and colors inspired by their Mediterranean location.
Each timeless design is created in the studio where every detail is painted by hand and every color batch is mixed by hand, resulting in one-of-a-kind works that are truly artisanal. This artisan community works only in freehand design, never using any machinery, decals, or stencils in their complex, delicate artwork. All of Le Souk’s glazes are food safe, creating a healthy environment for the artisans while producing kitchen-friendly ceramic products for your home.
Le Souk sets wages above minimum wage, provides healthcare and social security payments for artisans, and is in process to receive Tunisia’s Fair Trade certification.