Handmade Green Tamegroute Vase
This beautiful green glazed carafe is handmade by pottery artisans in the village of Tamegroute in South Morocco, just before the immense Sahara Desert. In the Berber language, Tamegroute means ‘last place before the desert’. The village is known for its beautiful green pottery.
A Tamegroute pottery piece is completely unique. The color and shape are never exactly the same. Many factors impact the final look of the piece: the placement in and temperture the oven, the exact composition of the glaze, the technique of the potter. Everything is done by feeling, based on years of experience passed on from generation to generation. Not a single measuring device or thermometer is used.