Tagine With Etched Batik Design, Tamarind

Hand thrown tagines are perfect for slow-cooking meat, fish and vegetables. These tagines are crafted in Lombok, Indonesia, using pottery skills that date back centuries. All of our tagines are made by potters at Lombok Pottery Centre, a fair trade co-operative in Lombok.
Special Price £33.60 Regular Price £42.00
Availability: In stock
SKU
12022
  • Oven, microwave and hob-safe
  • Designed for slow cooking
  • Capacity 2 litres
  • Hand-picked by Karti Market
  • North African cooking pot design

Lombok earthenware pottery has evolved over the centuries and generations, with skills passed down from mother to daughter. The pottery has always served a practical use, including everyday cooking, as well as ceremonial usage, hence their beautiful production.

How it's made

The tagine is hand thrown using a particular red earthenware clay mixture (similar to terracotta) that, once seasoned, endows them with resistance to rapid temperature changes (thermal shock) enabling them to be placed directly over an open flame without the need for a heat diffuser, or in the oven without danger of cracking.

Following the firing process the pottery is skilfully pulled out while still hot using iron tongs and sprayed with natural tamarind extract which fuses the clay to create the reddish, speckled finish that protects the pot but allows retention of heat and moisture, unlike a regular glaze. It is then hand-decorated with a traditional batik design.

As they are hand-formed and coloured no two items are the same and variations in the size, colour and finish can occur.

Seasoning your tagine

Tagines require regular seasoning before use to strengthen the pottery as well as to remove the clay taste from them. It's actually a simple task that requires a sink, water, an oven, olive oil and a timer.

Instructions on how to season and care for your tagine are included. We've also included an Indonesian "beef rendang" recipe - though you're not limited to making North African food with a tagine!

More Information
Dimensions H23 x Dia31cm
Capacity 2 litres
Colour Tamarind
Material Earthenware Clay
Country Indonesia
Care instructions We recommend hand-washing in warm, soapy water with a non-abrasive sponge.
Good to know Lombok Pottery complies with the Ceramic Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2006 (EC Directives 84/500 & 2005/31EC).