Side Plate - Malika
This dish’s skillfully painted lines in the traditional Malika design evoke gentle Mediterranean waves and the air of peace, prosperity, and teamwork embodied by modern Tunisians. Use it for serving guests or display it as your kitchen’s art statement.
Measurements: 8" Diameter
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.
Love this little plate!
I use this mainly as a butter plate, as it's fairly small. I bought it to match my Malika serving bowl and pasta bowl, and they're all just beautiful, adding lovely accents to my table. I love having a variety of colors and patterns. The blue rim on this plate is gorgeous. And all three of my Malika dishes have been through the dishwasher several times now and there are no chips-- quite sturdy!