I love all the traditional Algerian/North African handicrafts – there’s just too much that I want to buy! We went to a market this week for a browse and there was just so much to see and at such reasonable prices.
The traditional clay dinner services were gorgeous; the one I want is like the orange and lime ones in the pic below but in turquoise. The plate with a pyramid lid is for serving cous cous and the lidded bowl beneath that is for shorba (soup).
The clay plates in the photo below are tagines for baking traditional Algerian semoline bread, matlou’. There is the type with a plain base or the spotted one has a patterned base so the underneath of the bread comes out with a nice pattern.