Traditional Palestinian Pottery 1

These spouted vessels, water jugs, or ebreeks, used to be standard issue for village life. Note the way in which different potters accomplish the same purpose in a variety of fabrics and shapes. All these closed vessels have long necks with small openings, a spout or nozzle for pouring, loop handles for manipulating, and flat bases for storing.

These jugs are a part of the collection of the Palestinian Institute of Archaeology on the campus of Birzeit University.