Handmade Natla Israel Pottery
to sponsor a tree at the El Lugar resort.
This is an authentic, two-handled, handmade "Natla", which I formed from a slab of grey stoneware, and decorated it with sgraffito designs. The "Natla" is used for washing hands before eating* *, it's a tradition among the religious Jewish. The round shape, which comes down to a squared off bottom gives a real organic almost paper sack illusion.
The Natla is signed by me underneath.
* Sgraffito: a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color, typically done in plaster or stucco on walls, or in slip on ceramics before firing.
* * Why a two-handled washing cup?
After the first hand is washed, it is clean and pure. The unwashed hand, however, is not. If the two hands touch after the first hand was washed, it is necessary to rewash the first one. A two-handled cup is used to make the process simpler, making it easier to avoid the hands touching each other.
≜ Hand folded from a slab of gray stoneware
≜ Hand carved designs using sgraffito* technique
≜ Clear, non-toxic, matte glaze
≜ Fired in kiln at 1200 degrees Celsius
≜ Height: 3.5" //9 cm
≜ Diameter: 4" // 10 cm
≜ Volume 750 ml
★IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
≜ Custom handmade pottery may vary from sample images. This slight variation makes each piece truly unique and one-of-a-kind.
≜ Glaze colors may also appear differently on various computers or screen devices, or in changed lighting. All images are taken in a natural indirect sunlight.
Materials: gray stoneware, black slip, matte clear glaze.
❤ Love, Shelly
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