Vintage Terracotta Vessel with Handle from the Fulani of Niger

Antique and Vintage




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Intricately Patterned Terracotta Pot with Handle from the Fulani of Niger

• Fluted Neck with Long Handle
• Low Temperature Firing Preserves the Porosity of the Material
• This Allows any Liquid on the Surface to Evaporate and Keep the Contents Cool
• Most Vessels of this Kind Were Painted with Multicolor Geometric Patterns After the Pot was Fired
• Hand Painted
• Many were Periodically Re-Painted as the Color Wore Off, so Remnants of Color and Patterning are Visible
• Painted Using Natural Pigments Such as Iron Oxide, Ochre, and Soot

Vintage and antique objects have experienced a full life before making their way to our stores. A vintage item of exceptional quality should not be viewed as brand new, as it shows signs of a lifetime, or several, being used and appreciated by its original makers. Evidence of this well-lived life may be visible in slightly distressed surfaces, variations in color and other unique imperfections.

Material: Terracotta
Height: Approx. 21"
Origin: Made in Mirriah, Niger

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