Antique Moroccan Terracotta Coastal Olive Jar - Small


SKU: 745-274-22

12"W x 12"D x 15.5"H - Morocco - Terracotta

These antique Moroccan pots were discovered in late 2019 on one of our expeditions. I searched every day for them and was told by vendors throughout Morocco that they could no longer be found anymore because all of the antique pots had been exported to Europe. We finally found one guy who had a yard that had remained closed for years. When the gates opened, we can't tell you how thrilled we were. We found old jars that were used for the preservation of dates and olives. There was that long length of time when olive oil was not processed for export, bottled, and shipped. It was stored only in jars, the design of which helped to keep the oil fresh. We know that these are coastal olive jars by their bulbous shape and the interior glazes. This allows for the olive oil and olives to ferment above ground at the market where olives are sold.

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