moroccan beldi ceramic cups
In Morocco, the word beldi gets tossed around effortlessly and endlessly. It’s not a material or region, or an area or specific town. Rather, beldi means traditional, local, and artisan-made - as opposed to roumi, or modern and industrial.
Glazed in white, 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.
Available in 2 sizes...choose your perfect size from the options above. Or, purchase a sampling of both to ensure you are stocked for any drink imaginable!
- Small beldi cups measure approx. 4" high x 3" in diameter at the top x 2" in diameter at the base and hold approx. 8 oz.
- Large beldi cups measure approx. 5" high x 3 1/2" in diameter at the top x 2 1/4" in diameter at the base and hold approx. 10 oz.
- Hand wash.
- Morocco’s four pottery centers are each known by the color of the clay they produce. The red clay used to form these little cups 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.
- Lead free.
- Variations may occur due to the handmade nature of artisan work. It is normal to see fine feathering cracks in the glaze.