The handmade ceramic decanter is lead and cadmium free and hence it is food safe. It contains approximately 0,8 L. and is 41 cm in height. Circumference is 46 cm, and it weighs approx. 740gr. The bottom is signed by the artist.
This unusual and unique wine decanter is decorated with simple organic motifs of tulips in red and green colors on a white backdrop. Originally the Hittite jugs were rich illustrated with lots of different motifs in various sizes. At Malukka, however, we have found it exciting to experiment a little – mixing the traditional classic shape with a modern minimalistic style decoration. Thus, the Shiwinni decanter is hand painted according to our personal wishes and ideas – making this decanter a truly “one of a kind” piece of handicraft.
The special form of the Hittite jugs is connected to the religious beliefs of this ancient civilization. The circle shape thus represents the Sun God – Ra. But the shape also had a more practical purpose. The original jugs were very large and when serving wine to especially the royals, the servants would thread his or her arm through the center and rest the jug on their shoulder, thus avoiding contaminating the precious drops with their dirty hands. Wine and wine production was a major reason for the wealth and importance of the Hittite kingdom and hence, they were also the first known civilization to establish laws and regulations surrounding both the wine production and the trade.
The Shiwinni decanter is handmade in Kütahya, an area of Turkey well known for their techniques, traditions and designs in ceramic art and craftmanship. Where the renowned Iznik workshops were closely connected to the royal court, the artisans in Kütahya mainly produced elegant and sophisticated household ceramics to the higher middle class. Through the last centuries, Kütahya has developed into a major ceramic area, famous for their outstanding quality and breathtaking designs and handicraft. At Malukka, we have chosen to present handmade ceramics from Kütahya, carefully selected with a special focus on an inspiring and aesthetic design, a meticulous handiwork and good quality.
The Shiwinni decanter is both elegant and special and definitely eye-catching, no matter your choice of usage – whether it’s for serving wine or water – or as an inspirational addition to your house décor. The decanter is surprisingly light weighted and can contain a normal size bottle of wine. The Shiwinni decanter will appeal to you who favors an original style, with a fascinating story to tell and an exceptional unique expression.
The Shiwinni decanter is a unique piece of pottery and should be preserved with attention and care. The decanter is dishwasher safe but must be handled with caution.
As the ceramics are handmade by small and self-employed artisans, the delivery time may vary, and in some cases, take longer than the estimated 23 working days – due to the nature of handicrafts or circumstances at the individual artisan’s workshop. In this case you will, of course, be contacted by us. For further information please read “about us” and Terms and Conditions.