Deir Ali: Potters

Date: 1928

Freya Stark (d. 1993) notes that many village women had taken to using petrol cans for carrying water. In Deir Ali, however, she saw locally made ceramic pitchers painted with waves or stripes in a manner she likens to pre-Homeric pottery. See also: Basket Maker; Weaver of Wool.

Citation: Stark, Freya. Letters from Syria (London: The Travel Book Club, 1944), p. 137.