Nur Ceramics Habba Vessel
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Vessel with cratered glaze
Dina Nur Satti is the Brooklyn-based designer and maker behind Nur Ceramics, a lifestyle ceramics line. Her pursuit of ceramics was born out of her studies in African art and pre-colonial African societies, and an interest in learning how ritual objects and spatial design elevate experiences.
The grain pounder is a technology that is found in traditions around the world. Essentially an oversized mortal and pestle, it is crucial in the process of converting grain into flour. Traditional grain pounder designs often blur the lines between ancient function and modern design.
Meticulously carved of wood, they would be passed down from generation to generation and are still used to this day across modern day Nubia. Bread made from pounded grain (Habba in Arabic) was highly revered as an offering to Isis and Osiris, deities upheld by both the ancient Egyptians and Nubians. More than meer bodily sustenance, grain and bread were seen as a form of spiritual sustenance as well.
Sculptural clay with textured glaze.
This item measures approximately 6" in diameter, and 10" tall. Due to the handmade nature of this piece, expect slight variations.