Large Baobab Bowl in White

Large Baobab Bowl in White

175.00

The Baobab Shape

The majestic Baobab tree is native to the African savannah and is an icon of the African continent. This prehistoric tree is knowns as ‘The Tree of life’ and predates mankind as well as the splitting of the continents. This tree is the world’s largest succulent- it can store up to 32,000 gallons of water in its large trunk during the raining season and uses that water to bear its fruit in the dry season. Baobab trees can live up to 5,000 years and are a symbol of strength, presence, and grace.

The Naama Collection

Naama (Arabic for ostrich), inspired this collection’s focus on emulating the simple elegance of ostrich eggs. The ostrich egg appeared in ancient Nubian and Egyptian creation myths as a sign of life and rebirth. The ostrich feather was an emblem of the goddess Maat, goddess of truth. During the final judgement, it is said that the heart of the deceased would be weight against an ostrich feather. Being a symbol of resurrection, ostrich eggs were discovered in Nubian and Egyptian tombs as a kind of funerary offering believe to feed the deceased in the afterlife.

The Glaze

The outside glaze is a matte, opaque white glaze that allows some the white clay’s natural speckling to be revealed. The inside glaze is a shino made with Red Iron Oxide. The rim is left unglazed to express a unique blush-colored reaction that takes place through the meeting of the outside and inside glazes.

Due to the handmade nature of this piece, expect slight variations.

Dimensions

10x8 inches

Ready to Ship

Care Instruction

To guarantee the longevity of this piece, it is best to avoid placing it in the dishwasher or microwave. Clean with soap, water, and sponge.

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