Traditional female pottery from North Morocco (Rif). The small animal sculpture (here a bull, cow, or buffalo) is handcrafted according to ancestral primitive techniques.
Those animals made of terra cotta are genuine tribal pieces of art. Geometric or abstracts patterns embellish the sculptures. Simultaneous art and craft, each primitive African pottery is one-of-a-kind.
Warm and earth shades, the decorations are tone-on-tone.
Women solely craft the modeled potteries. They usually make functional objects for rural life (pots and vessels used to carry water, drink, or preserve food). Berber women also build animals potteries to delight children.
Why I love it:
These small ethnic statues have a crazy charm and a retro look. They add an unusual and personalized feeling to your decoration.