CLAY

"We created man of sounding clay, of black shaped mud." (The Qur'an, 15:26)

Clay is an ancient and noble material. In Jeynov, as in all Muslim countries, people keep finding new uses for clay. It is used for building walls and molding vessels; it is fired in ovens and dried in the sun.

Goods produced by a potter living not far from Jeynov are in popular demand among local people. By hand, he creates huge tandyr ovens for baking bread, a series of practical vessels for different purposes, and also mischievous jugs that are funny to look at and evoke typological association for representatives of different cultures from all over the world.

Photos
1. Working Potter
2. Stop and Buy!

Exhibits
1. A Pot
2. Paired Jugs - "Man" (a) and "Woman"

Video
1. Video (1.3Mb) in RealVideo format. Get player.