Complement your home decor or add a touch of the exotic with this engraved ceramic vase from Morocco. Handcrafted and baked in kilns that are over 200 years old, Moroccan pottery is known for its rich colors, intricate engravings, and repetitive designs....more
Complement your home decor or add a touch of the exotic with this fine engraved ceramic vase from Morocco. Handcrafted and baked in kilns that are over 200 years old, Moroccan pottery is known for its rich colors, intricate engravings, and repetitive designs.
Color options: Blue, amber, turquoise, marigold
Moroccan pottery dates back over a thousand years
Many of the same techniques still used today
Engraved ceramic vase
Handmade of red clay
Each vase is signed by the artisan
Dimensions: 9.5 inches high x 8 inches in diameter
Story Behind the Art: Moroccan ceramics are predominantly made by men who inherit the craft from their fathers and grandfathers, passed down for generations. Today, there are some trade schools which are beginning to teach Moroccan pottery making. The engraved ceramic vases were made by a group of three artisans - ages 17, 24 and 30. One of them is the pottery shop's son. The artisans are located in the ocean-side city of Safi, Morocco, which is known for ceramics made of red clay. Mostafa and Rachid are extremely skilled at the craft and can make a large variety of items such as plates or bowls using the potter's wheel in less than ten minutes. Ahmed makes these items all year long in order to save money and get married. Mostafa and Rachid also work full time to support themselves. They are not married but they hope to have families in the future.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
9.5 in. high x 8 in. diameter
Blue, Gold, Orange
Handcrafted Vases, Table Vases
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THE MORROCAN VASE BLUE COLOR IS SO RICH AND THE TEXTURE SO LUCIOUS THAT IT APPEARS AS IF IT COULD JUST MELT IN YOUR HANDS IF YOU HANDLED IT TOO LONG. THE SIZE IS GOOD BUT I WOULD'VE LIKED TO BE PERHAPS JUST A FEW CENTIMETERS LARGER. BECAUSE IT HAS OTHER HUES IT PICKS UP NICELY IT SURROUNDING COLORS. I WAS VERY HAPPY WHEN I RECIEVED. I BOUGHT IT AS A GIFT FOR MOM AND ALMOST KEPT IT FOR MYSELF. I WILL BE RETURNING TO THE WEBSITE IN SEARCH OF PERHAPS TWO MORE BUT EACH A BIT LARGER THAN OTHER TO DISPLAY THEM A GROUP.
I TRULEY LOVE IT.
LMBS *****I GIVE IT 5STARS
This ceramic vase came carefully wrapped in bubble-wrap and paper to insure safe delivery. The details engraved are vivid and colorful. The artesian is truly talented. I was very satisfied with the delivery of this product. It arrived in about 5 days over a weekend. I would order from this vendor again.
This vase is so pretty. Pretty isn't the word. It's stunning. I have worked in ceramics some--NOTHING LIKE THIS; but I so appreciate the art and craftsmanship of the individual who did. I love that it isn't factory made and has that sense of warmth that comes from someone's hands. I love that Overstock has the Worldstock Section. As the title says, I bought this as a housewarming gift for a friend who has visited and loved Morrocco, however I'm having a hard time parting with it. I do wish the turquoise had been available. I guess I'll just have to buy another blue one and my friend and I can have matching decor!
It really is lovely, but if you're looking for something totally pristine this may not be for you. There is a small blemish (that I think adds character) and the bottom is unglazed so be mindful of the surface you're putting it on.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? To a T
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Beautiful workmanship, one very small portion was not glazed but adds to its handmade-ness
ordered cobalt blue?
Looks nothing like picture. Expected item to be much larger, get vase in the picture and that it would not look like it had a rushed paint job. Don't want to go thru hassle of returning, so will try to work into decor with other vases I own.
I ordered the yellow or marigold color vase. I do like it, although it is not a glazed vase. It is painted and not finished with a gloss or shine as shown online. Actually looks more authentic this way.
Acceptable as a Moroccan piece for display on my walls.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I have ordered many Moroccan plates, bowls and plates for a display in my room, and this one was a little smaller than the rest, as well as a second quality compared to the others. It will suffice though.
How accurate was the sizing? smaller than expected
What are the white marks on the vases near their widest part?
Are they a reflection of light or are they permanent marks on them?ploardie on Sep 23, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for inquiring about the Engraved Ceramic Vase (Morocco). The white marks are permanent. Thank you for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 26, 2013
how will this item be shipped so it doesnt break? on Feb 17, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The item will be shipped in bubble wrap or something similar. If the item arrives broken we will send out a replacement.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 21, 2012
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