Small Antique Moroccan Terracotta Vessel
8"W x 8"D x 12"H - Morocco - Terracotta
These antique jars 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 particular olive jars come from desert regions. We know this because of their cylindrical shape and the fact that they aren't glazed. They were typically buried in the sand to preserve the olives at the market.