In charge of the large

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The potters of al-Khalil (Hebron) are as skilled as any I've ever seen. Not only do they throw the delicate stuff, but they spin the clay to unbelievably large shapes. The traditional closed earthenware water jars of Palestine can stand 70 cms or more. The strength required to manipulate this kind of vessel on a wheel is amazing.