Moroccan Ceramic Silver Plate
All Safi pottery is wheel thrown and beautifully hand-finished.
Moroccan Safi potters use ancient production methods to produce
handmade pieces combining a traditional look with a more
contemporary design. Modern items are often overlayed
with plain or filigree metalwork giving stunning results.
Each plate is completely individual exhibiting signs of human
Moroccan Ceramic Silver Plate – a bit more information
Safi is also a small town steeped in history and
authenticity whose ceramics have a reputation of their own.
Recognizable by their typical blue color, the amphorae,
flowerpots and everyday objects like cups, bowls and plates
hand crafted by Safi’s potters are just stunning.
Indeed, this little town on the edge of the
Atlantic is one of Morocco’s ceramics capitals.
The city’s rich history and long tradition
of craftsmanship are impressive.
The city’s name as it is locally pronounced is “Asfi”, which
was Latinized as “Safi” and “Safim” under Portuguese rule.
“Asfi” means flood or river estuary in Berber and comes from
the Berber verbal root “ffey/sfi/sfey” which means to flood, to spill or to pour.