Description & Product Details
This one-of-a-kind guinea fowl is made of red clay from a riverbed in Ethiopia. Talented craftswomen shape each hen by hand before they dip it in sesame oil and bury it in the oven with eucalyptus leaves to obtain its black patina. Each white spot is manually painted with a thin wood stick as a paintbrush. A pottery workshop in Addis Abeba is preserving this millennial old craft by training women in making decorative pottery and by paying them substantially higher wages. Potters are amongst the most denigrated of Ethiopia's traditional artisans while their numbers are extensive throughout the country. The workshop’s socially responsible business model has earned it the distinction of being the first Ethiopian company to obtain highly coveted International Fair Trade Association membership.
Composition & Colour
Made from Ethiopian red clay
Ideas for Use
It might be worth a try to convince them to make your Sunday breakfast egg.