Moroccan Beldi Ceramic Cups
In Morocco, the word beldi gets tossed around effortlessly and endlessly. It’s not a material or region, of an era or from a specific town. Rather, beldi means traditional, local, and artisan-made - as opposed to roumi, or modern and industrial.
Morocco’s four pottery centers are each known by the color of the clay they produce. The red clay used to form these little soldiers is produced in Wadi Lan, where the rich, cardinal soil is ideal for terra cotta production. Artisans dry the cups in the sun, fire, glaze and then fire them again in outdoor kilns.
Glazed in red, white or teal, the lacquer and clay material insulate both hot and cold contents equally well. Perfect for mint tea, cocktails, or even water, beldi cups add a rustic touch to dinner parties and garden soirees. Plus, a glass of wine in a beldi cup? Instant Incognito Mode.
We recommend to hand-wash due to the porous nature of the terracotta. It is normal to see fine feathering cracks in the glaze.
Our Beldi Cups come in two sizes:
Small Cup: 4" tall / 1.75" base diameter / 2.75" top diameter / capacity: 5 fl oz
Large Cup: 4.75" tall / 2.25" base diameter / 3" top diameter / capacity: 12 fl oz
Individually order your desired quantities and sizes.
***Please Note: variations may occur due to hand-made nature of artisan work.