Vintage Fez Boit Taba Jar with Sufi Arabic Calligraphy
Fez, Morocco’s spiritual capital, is known for its influential religious and political history. For those interested in spiritual studies, Fez is the birthplace of many Sufi movements. Sufism is a mystical school of Islam, a school of practice that emphasizes the inward search for God and rejects materialism. It has produced some of the world's most beloved literature, like the love poems of the 13th century Iranian jurist Jalāl al-Dīn Rumi.
Fez is also known for its ceramics and potteries. When pottery and Sufism meet in one place, the outcome is surely rich. It combines the beauty of love and crafts.
We hand-picked this beautiful vintage boit taba, dressed in hand-painted Arabic calligraphy from the famous Sufi poet Abdelrahman Al Majzoub. The boit taba sits on a metal silver base with a silver and brass top. A piece to settle on your table as a centre piece or as part of your warm home décor.
The calligraphy includes some of Sidi Abdelrahman’s famous phrases:
'One tooth smiles to another
whilst the heart is full of betrayal
Travel and you’ll get to know people and look up to your ancestor
Those with big heads and bellies trade them for half a fils'
- Dimensions: 15cm x 10cm
- Weight: 0.7kg