Duchek’s mochaWare #43
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In England back in 18-19 century were produced in our perspective a very specific earthware. Specific by its decor. This ceramics from this era is these days called by historians like ‘Mocha Ware’.
Here it starts to be interesting, the decor of a ‘tree’ is called dendrity but not Mocha. There is no connection between Mocha and dendrity.
Mocha is a rock, a special agate rock in which these tree decors appear. These rock were exported to Europe from a port in Red sea and this port was called Mocha. The rock was sold to this port by Arabs. So this way it got its name.
As the pattern on this rock was resembling the decor on this ceramics, and this was quiet fancied, a whole historic epoch of english earthware was called – Mocha Ware.
teaware you get will tell you a lot. It is made by human hands, it is made by certain intention, it is made with love, passion but can be also made by greed, anger or disinterest. The human touch, the human mark is left in it...
No need for descriptional words of the taste of this tea, of its smell, just as it is, the senses and the mind getting sharper, the sound of the working day from the distance is getting stronger, the buzz of the forest is more ...
I used love freshly pumped up water that we were drinking as kids in my grandmas house. During hot sunny days this water was pumped up by a garden hand pump. Then carried in a bucket to the kitchen.