Lovely enough to display, but made to withstand practical use: Traditional motifs were painted in honey-brown hues on this set of four soup mugs, handcrafted of clay. Because they're painted freehand, without use of stencils or tracing, each piece is slightly different. Made in Tunisia.
Just about every town in Tunisia has a souk, or marketplace, whose offerings include traditional handicrafts. Nabeul, just off the Mediterranean coast, is no exception. Nabeul is also home to Le Souk Ceramique, a small studio that fashions and paints every one of its ceramic creations by hand. Its cookable tagines make it easy for you to prepare flavorful dishes in the classic Arabic style; its vibrantly patterned plates, bowls, and platters allow you to serve these succulent meals in the festive fashion they deserve.