Saturday, July 2, 2011

Political Pottery


I've been gone for over three weeks now, having taken my annual holiday to visit my kids in New York City. It's pretty much the only traveling that I do and I'm always sort of stuck trying to find a reasonable present for them. New York apartments are notoriously tiny, so I have to come up with something useful, enjoyable and small. This year I found some Palestinian pottery at the Bedouin Market in Maadi. The owner imports Palestinian pottery from Hebron in the West Bank and I decided to combine my political inclinations with gift buying so they got some lovely tile hotplates and a bowl.

10 comments:

Caroline said...

Wow - what a fantastic gift one of those would make!

Jack said...

These are excellent and no doubt will be very welcome.

brattcat said...

excellent choice...i hope they appreciated their gift.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant pressie idea Maryanne, bet they loved them, and welcome back!

Leif Hagen said...

Lovely BLUE tiles and probably relatively easy to pack in your suitcase, too!
Regards from EAGAN daily photo

Shammickite said...

Quite gorgeous. I got something similar when I was in Israel a few years ago.

Jimmy said...

I love blue glass and I love your blue tiles. Very artistic plating on top, I really like the art you put in it. Cheers!

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Amalia said...

they are so pretty!

Star said...

The blue-and-white ones near the lower right hand corner are marvelous!

Temporary Walls New York said...

Wow. Very fantastic.. I like this one.. Excellent ..