2008/02/23

Dellas

The della, the distinctively shaped coffeepot, is the symbol of hospitality and tradition.



These dellas are located in the Al Ain Palace Museum.



The coffee was cooked over coals, as in this brazier. The bowl-shaped object in the left foreground was used to grind the beans and mix in the cardamom used for flavoring.



If you are wondering, the cone-shaped objects are woven mats for plates of food to sit on, and woven covers, to keep insects off the food before it was served.

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