Terracotta coasters in antique design
The terracotta coaster with flower pattern reminds of the antique life in the Mediterranean area. This natural product is made of terracotta, i.e. burnt earth. After the firing process, the coaster is glazed with the floral pattern. Due to its rough and natural appearance, this ceramic product appears optically antique.
Flower pattern: High esteem for nature and gardens
In ancient times, the Romans in particular were regarded as agrarian peoples because of their closeness to nature. Roman gardens and parks, the cultivation of useful plants and the development of irrigation systems characterise the way they deal with nature. The flower pattern of the terracotta coaster is reminiscent of the botany of the Roman Empire.
- can be used as glass coaster or decoration
- antique appearance with tile look
- Protection against furniture scratches due to thin cork base
- Product dimensions: 10 x 10 x 2,5 cm
History of Terracotta
As archaeological findings prove, earth was already burned to terracotta in the early historical period. In classical antiquity, people began to produce terracotta in series in workshops. Among other things, sculptures, vessels and sarcophagi with cavities were produced. Terracotta was also used as a building material during this period. For example, roof tiles, relief panels and decorative style elements on facades and cornices were produced.
We are now talking about the first heyday of Terrakotta´s . The second heyday of terracotta began in the 15th century. Artists like Donatello painted their unique works. The third heyday came from the tension between craftsmanship and mechanisation in the 19th century, when England pioneered the mechanisation of work processes. In this context, craftsmanship and architecture were also mechanized. At the same time, a preference for classical antiquity grew among the population. Artists and craftsmen met the increasing demand with the production of terracotta building material.
In Germany, the preference for terracotta was supported both by the Prussian royal family and by architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
Unity of nature and craftsmanship
With this coaster you show your interest in the unity of nature and craftsmanship. You get a natural product that includes topics like "sustainability in the past and today" or "manual craftsmanship with natural products".
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