Recalling the form and solidity of a barrel, the slightly bulbous shape of this Italian Terracotta Barrel Pot with Swag makes it particularly useful for plants with greedy root systems, for example roses. The pots, with robust rims and decorative mouldings, are softened by the application of swags of fruit – pomegranates and pears – in relief moulding.
Even the name terracotta evokes a gloriously sun-drenched landscape – the word comes from the Latin, terra cocta, meaning baked earth. These pots are made from natural Galestro clay, local to the area in Tuscany where they are made, so they contain only naturally occurring chemicals and are ecologically sound. Made by traditionally skilled artisans, once fired the pots are robust but remain porous, making them a particularly sympathetic container for plants.
Material: Terracotta, specifically Galestro clay from Tuscany
Dimensions and weight: H: 58cm, Diam.: 70cm, Weight: 56kg
Care: If required, brush with soapy water, avoid cleaning with harsh chemicals