Pithos - Cretan ceramic jar planter with handles
Cretan ceramic pots, pithoi and amphora
Cretan ceramic pots, pithoi and amphora
Pithos - Cretan ceramic jar planter with handles
Cretan ceramic pots, pithoi and amphora
Cretan ceramic pots, pithoi and amphora

Pithos - Cretan hand-made Ceramic Jar Pot - various sizes

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Pithos is a classic Cretan design similar to the Pithari, but with a narrower neck. It has small handles near the neck. This design has been made since at least Minoan times. It's traditional function was the storage of oil, wine and grain. Today they are still used for storage but also as indoor or outdoor plantars, and as indoor natural air conditioners, humidifiers or room coolers: when filled with water, the evaporation cools the air.

 The large pots make spectacular architectural features and the smaller ones can be used as vases, umbrella stands or very beautiful waste paper bins!

Choose from a range of sizes. In the image with sea background, the pithos is on the left side of the image, the centre pot is a pithari

NB pots larger than 50cm are collection only, or can be delivered by special arrangement only - in case of the latter, the price for delivery is calculated according to postcode and you will be invoiced separately. Please contact us.