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Horezu ceramic plate


Ø 250-260 mm

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77,00 lei

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Weight 700

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The plate is made by Costel and Georgeta Popa, from Horezu, Valcea County. The Horezu pottery is unique in Romania and is known all over the world. Considered "a unique traditional craft", Horezu pottery has been included in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2012.

The clay is brought from the hills around the village and is prepared by a traditional technique. The clay is  "leavened" for several weeks, while it is shred, watered and kneaded. When ready, the clay passes through several stages until it takes the shapes of the famous ceramic pots: molding on the wheel, first drying, angobing, second drying, ornamentation, third drying, first burning, glazing, second burning. The ornamentation is made with a cow horn bugle that has a goose feather on the top or with “gaița”, a thin pig hair brush. The traditional painting method called "jirăvire" is a special technique and is done by connecting the edges of a spiral with its...