April 08, 2021
These vintage cooking pots are the perfect way to serve up you condiments to guests or be used purely for decorative purposes. Handmade in the small town of Sidi Bibi, Morocco, the Moroccan Tagine are made for both cooking and serving using the traditional Moroccan method. The base of the Tagine is wide and shallow and the tall triangular lid helps to form a tight seal which allows steam to rise and condensation to fall, trapping in moisture and flavor as the dish cooks. Additionally, the modern, sleek design makes these pieces perfect to decorate a shelf, table top, or mantel; adding a uniquely elegant touch to any space.
It is said that the tagine was initially used by nomads in North Africa for making food over a fire, some hundreds of years ago. It is also suggested that the method of slow cooking in tagine-like vessels were first seen in the late eighth-century Islamic and Roman empires and were introduced to these African nomads through the extensive spice trade as materials, recipes, and cooking methods crossed the seas and were integrated into different cultures.
Perfectly suitable to use as serving trays, entertaining platters, or simply as decorative pieces, our collection of vintage Moroccan Tagines are perfect additions to any space. Ideal for weddings, bridal showers, celebration gifts, or party platters, these vessels are hand made and one of a kind making each one completely unique and filled with history and style.
Though the process of slow cooking has reached almost every inch of the globe and taken on many different forms, the Moroccan Tagine is still one of the most widely used methods because its deeply rooted history yet still used to this day. For generations these pieces have been staples in African cooking and can be found in nearly every home throughout the continent.
Beautifully hand crafted ceramic vessels like these can easily find a place in any décor style thanks to their minimal design and neutral color pallet; there are endless possibilities.
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