The lid top has an ornate engraved five-petal flower. Is a traditional ewer for serving coffee in Arabic countries, since the middle of the XVIIth c. Coffee can be both prepared and served from dallah, or it can be moved to dallah to serve in front of the guests. Dallahs design is inherently practical. The flat bulbous bottom ensures the weight of the contents can stabilise the vessel if it is placed in the desert sands, or on a bed of embers.
The lid sits heavily on the rim to avoid spillage during pouring, while the height, shape, and size of the spout acts to minimise the flow of sediment. The dallah is also an object designed for visual and tactile enjoyment. The handle is usually curved in an attractive manner and is pleasing to hold, while the shape of its body echoes the feminine form. The spout evokes the crescent moon that is an icon of Islamic imagery.
Rich households displayed large numbers of dallahs lined up by the kitchen fire. As objects of ostentation, designed to send a message from the host to the guests. Arabic coffee is ingrained within Middle Eastern and Arab culture and tradition, and is the most popular form of coffee brewed in the Middle East. It originated in Yemen, spread to Mecca, Egypt, Levant, and in the mid-16th century, to Turkey and from there to Europe.
Arabic coffee is an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Arab states confirmed by UNESCO. Condition report: signs of wear consistent with the age, Scratches on the spout and the body. 12 in / 30 cm. 7,6 in / 19 cm.5,6 in / 14 cm. Check out my other items.
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