In the village of Longpi in the area of Manipur, India a traditional style of pottery known as Longpi pottery is made. It has become popular for its earthy and contemporary look despite being a craft that has been handed down to the young men for generations. It helps create sustainable income opportunities for the people of this village. The rich black texture and is made by crushing weathered rock together with serpentinite and clay. Every piece is shaped by hand, then polished and etched by skilled artisans with the help of a bamboo blade. The pottery is removed from the kiln before the temperature falls and then covered with leaves known as chilon-na. The smoke of the leaves lends a black shade to the pottery.
These gorgeous handmade pieces are lead free and microwave and dishwasher safe. At We we love this range! Whether its one piece or a few coordinated pieces, you will find it adds a natural and grounded feel to coastal, Moroccan, boho chic and tribal themes. Check out our other Longpi Pottery items too!
Dimensions: 30cm D by 8cm H