Beldi Rim Drinking Glass
Manufactured using a proven process for over a half century, Le Verre Beldi is blown from local recycled glass. Its design is immediately recognizable by its relief. Originally intended to serve tea, the classical “Beldi” glass is now available in 4 sizes and four colorways from Tribal Village in limited quantities.
This handmade product manufactured since 1940 and 100% Moroccan, had yet to know a dramatic destiny : in June 2013, the last the glass factory in the country (Sover, in Ain Sebaa – Casablanca) put the key under the door, leaving customers and employees in a state of abandonment. Because he could not resign himself to the disappearance of this iconic object, produced by a know-how inherited from father to son, the Beldi group undertook to restart the activity by giving it a modern factory, built with old teams of Sover inside the Beldi Country Club.
The manufacturing process of Beldi glass is to recycle two tons per day of flat glass and glass bottles wastes, remelted in a furnace heated to about 1600 degrees and kept at temperature 24 hours. The blown glasses are cut by hand using a oxygen and gas flame. The debris go back to the melting, while the glasses are placed in an annealed furnace for 3 hours. Then they are washed and transported on a carriage rail to their storage location.
For 15 years, the Beldi stands out for its ability to create places, atmospheres and activities that value and stimulate the traditional skills of Morocco. It is committed to participate in the safeguarding of some sectors of handicrafts affected by globalization crisis.
How to make fresh mint tea (the traditional Moroccan way)
in your Beldi Rim Drinking Glass
1 tablespoon of gunpowder green tea
1 large handful of spearmint leaves, washed
3-4 tablespoons of sugar
Steep the gunpowder green tea in water
Add sugar and mint leaves
Serve in Beldi glass with an extra sprig of mint leaves
Composition & Care
Crafted from recycled glass
6 cm x 9.5 cm
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