6.5" Terracotta Clay Plate, Tropical Fish Design, Made On Island F Lombok
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6.5" Terracotta Clay Plate, Tropical Fish Design, Made On Island F Lombok:
Small, 6.5" terracotta clay, plate with a hand etchedtropical fishdesign and a bamboo grass weave "sewn" through the clay.
Made on the Island of Lobok, near Bali.
Please allow for minor differences as all our items are handcrafted,especially for us.please see description below .
Our Our clay plates are all made by hand. Tradition has it that each family has its own wheel. The burning process is
stilldone , as it was done hundreds of years ago; in open air kilns, low heat and fuels used are usually coconut
husks, bark and grasses. The finish is done by applying various oils to make the surface shinier. The spotted look
(asem) requires an additional step in the process by introducing ground tamarind seed to the clay. When placed
unique it also ensures that no two pieces are identical. Each one is an original. An intricate bamboo grass weave
is then woven through the terracotta to achieve this look. The finished plate is the etched with a design.
Comes with the above explanation of the process . Truly lovely, and unique pieces.