Friday, October 21, 2011

Cuban Delight

Another gift for my ever-growing collection of decorative plates from around the world.

This one depicts Castillo del Morro - proper name Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro - (story here), a picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana Bay in Havana, Cuba.

The fortress, built in 1589 when Cuba was under Spanish rule, has become a symbol of the city over the years and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 

This plate is made of clay and the design is three-dimensional. I loved it the moment I laid my eyes on it; there's a certain edginess to the artisan's creativity in crafting this plate..

 Muchas gracias Fuzz, for obliging this old lady...

**Cuba sounds like an interesting holiday destination...


Kak Teh said...

Now I know what to get you if and when i travel looking at Croatia next March!!! a girly wirly affair, Insyaallah and a plate or two is a must to bring back. My sister loves spoons. i stick to magnets and mugs.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
Cuba? Hubba hubba. Jom! purrr...meow!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

thanks for the thoughts, kteh.. jadi tak balik malaysia november?

cat - jom! let'sgo to the land of samba & rhumba..!

Wan Sharif said...

A good collectors item - your decorative plates..
We used to have office in Cuba.. story goes it was not too good to stay there.. but to visit might be another story ;).