- Product Story
- Additional information
- Product Story
The craft of pottery is one of the oldest traditional handcrafts in Palestine, with the same manual methods still being used today. Local clay is converted into tools for cooking, drinking and working. As the designer of this pot, the artist Mohammed Musallam, says: “In this way, the land and clay of my ancestors literally continues to live and remain in the Holy Land.”
Mohammed used to have a traditional clay pot for saving money, and so did his friends in Gaza. They would break them when the contents were needed. For Disarming Design, Mohammed remade this pot and decorated it. Besides the heritage and the local soil, the pot also tells a story about saving money for Gaza, which sadly has become an almost impossible situation, as much of the financial help that has been promised to Gaza hardly ever actually reaches most of the people.
|Year of design||
Baby blanket with embroidered Arabic lullaby from Beersheba (Beer Al Sabe’)
A measuring cup demonstrating the unequal division of water between the West Bank and Israel
Cactus Fruit Candle
Wax Candle from Gaza
Currently out of stock; backorders are possible
Natural olive oil soap
Watchtowers and Water Tanks Game
An alternative chess set, with watchtowers and water tanks as pawns, that is impossible to play.
“Upside down”, Palestine’s favourite dish
Plates displaying scenes of the newly-built museums in Palestine
One pillow case with calligraphed quote from Mahmoud Darwish, available in two versions
Hand-blown glass straws echoing the routes Palestinians are forced to take
Barcelona or Madrid?
Collection of Palestine national football team cards