No Need to Trek To Find a Tagine….
I could hardly get my cohorts to look around, until we focused on the landscape of tagines. The traditional Moroccan tagine (pronounced tah-JEAN) is a cook-and-serve pot made of glazed terra-cotta: a shallow round dish is topped by a tall conical lid with an opening that allows steam to escape while its namesake dishes are cooking.
The tagines were stacked three deep and two high, most of them at least 15 inches wide and 13 inches high. They were glazed and gleaming, still soaked from the rain.
”So beautiful, so sculptural, such folk art,” Daniel said, reaching for one of the largest pieces. On our tour of the pottery earlier in the day, we had seen a man take a lump of clay and turn it by hand on a wheel, magically molding it into a tagine.