Yemeni Pottery

by Posey, Sarah

Distinctive pottery, characterised by lively forms and glazed, incised or brightly painted surfaces, has been made in the Yemen for many hundreds of years. In this, the first general introduction to a neglected subject, Sarah Posey surveys Yemeni potters and their techniques of making and decorating pots. The many varieties of vessels still made and used today including food dishes, coffee pots and cups, and children’s toys are described and illustrated, and their roles in Yemeni culture explored. This book is based upon the Littlewood Collection in the British Museum – the finest collection of twentieth-century Yemeni pottery outside Yemen itself.