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Old 23rd November 2015, 06:06 AM   #1
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Cool DULLAH and DULLAH

When one collects in a given area, other stuff totally unrelated to weapons tends to turn up also.
Here is a selection of Arabian/ Middle Eastern Coffee Pots (Dullah). Some are signed, and some are likely souk items, though all are of solid construction of good thick brass.
Just something a little different in the Ethnographic line.
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Old 23rd November 2015, 06:05 PM   #2
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yep, fill part way with semi-salty water from a camelskin water bag heated by the sun, pound a few handfulls of beans into a powder, dump them in along with a few cardamon pods (sugar optional), stir, put on the fire and heat below boiling for a few hours, pour into small cups and enjoy. as the cup is half full of nice gritty grounds, you get a meal as well as a refreshing drink. i prefer mint tea myself. sharing roast antelope with your salukis is optional but reccommended. wife and kids can eat the leftovers later.
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Old 19th January 2016, 10:33 AM   #3
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Default Dhellah. The Omani Coffee Pot.

DHELLAH. The Omani Coffee Pot for serving and cooking coffee..The former being more ornate and usually with danglers in the Hand of Fatima form. The coffee pots above are mainly cooking pots for making the drink..on a fire..after which it was transferred to a serving pot...both called Dhellah.

The shape of the serving pot more swept at the waist and with bands of brass or copper decoration. Often traces of tin cover the body of the pot and inside to protect from Verdigris toxin. The hinge topped spout to prevent insects flying in. Tiny stones sometimes placed inside the lid to warn of anyone interfering with the brew. Making coffee for an important Sheikh was the job of the head slave since there was the ever present danger of the coffee being poisoned.

The same style of spouted bowl can be seen in Islamic Metalwork by Rachel Ward at page 115.....on a 14th C. Damascus artefact.

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Old 19th January 2016, 10:58 AM   #4
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The Serving Pot.
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Here is my offering. Purchased in the early 1970s in Ankara, Turkey.
The body is copper and the lid is brass. Not a particularly fine example but I would be interested if anyone can give me any information on the markings. Is it a signature, makers mark, quotation? Thanks in advance.
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Old 19th January 2016, 05:39 PM   #6
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Yes, I think Ibrahiim's correction is valid.

Dulla , AFAIK, usually refers to the foamy bag, protruding from the mouth of a sexually-excited male camel. It is often featured on Indian khanjar or sword handles , confused with large tongues and likely stresses macho image.
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Here is my offering. Purchased in the early 1970s in Ankara, Turkey.
The body is copper and the lid is brass. Not a particularly fine example but I would be interested if anyone can give me any information on the markings. Is it a signature, makers mark, quotation? Thanks in advance.


Salaams RobertGuy This is a made by inscription...Makers Mark. On a cooking coffee pot.

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Yes, I think Ibrahiim's correction is valid.

Dulla , AFAIK, usually refers to the foamy bag, protruding from the mouth of a sexually-excited male camel. It is often featured on Indian khanjar or sword handles , confused with large tongues and likely stresses macho image.


Salaams Ariel, Yes that is a male since it wears all the metal rings in its nose...with ropes attached. It is a lead camel...Galaisah...Female camels are in season all the time, however, it is the males that come into season... in cold weather.
Getting in between a male in season and a female can prove fatal as the male is prone to attack with the apparent aim of biting off an arm or a leg.

Below various pictures involving Coffee.. Gahwa..The original red clay coffee pots....the other equipment Yad wa yad mal hawan mortar and pestle..the coffee bean cooking pan and stirrer....some more pots and a whopping coffee pot big enough for about 50 people..
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Salaams Ariel, Yes that is a male since it wears all the metal rings in its nose...with ropes attached. It is a lead camel...Galaisah...Female camels are in season all the time, however, it is the males that come into season... in cold weather.
Getting in between a male in season and a female can prove fatal as the male is prone to attack with the apparent aim of biting off an arm or a leg.

Below various pictures involving Coffee.. Gahwa..The original red clay coffee pots....the other equipment Yad wa yad mal hawan mortar and pestle..the coffee bean cooking pan and stirrer....some more pots and a whopping coffee pot big enough for about 50 people..
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Salaams Ibrahiim,
You do not give dimensions of the huge coffee pot in your pic above. I recently picked up this large pot in a local junk shop.
Size is 10" (25.5mm) to the top of the bowl and 14" (35.5mm) to the top of the cover not including the spike. Heavy brass construction and nicely decorated overall. Probably Saudi I think.
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Salaams Ibrahiim,
You do not give dimensions of the huge coffee pot in your pic above. I recently picked up this large pot in a local junk shop.
Size is 10" (25.5mm) to the top of the bowl and 14" (35.5mm) to the top of the cover not including the spike. Heavy brass construction and nicely decorated overall. Probably Saudi I think.
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Hi Stu,
Thanks for this post. I have had a long-time interest in Chinese tea pots and have a small collection that I brought home with me. For some odd reason smoking-related items also interest me. I have a couple of hooka (of course) and silver cigarette cases. Please let me know if they are of interest to anyone else and I will post some photos. Thanks again. Good thread.

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Old 23rd January 2016, 03:00 PM   #11
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Salaams Ibrahiim,
You do not give dimensions of the huge coffee pot in your pic above. I recently picked up this large pot in a local junk shop.
Size is 10" (25.5mm) to the top of the bowl and 14" (35.5mm) to the top of the cover not including the spike. Heavy brass construction and nicely decorated overall. Probably Saudi I think.
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Salaams khanjar1, It is about 3 feet tall including the spike. Mine is Omani probably Nizwa.
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Salaams khanjar1, It is about 3 feet tall including the spike. Mine is Omani probably Nizwa.
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WOW that IS big!! Makes mine seem quite small! I can imagine trying to pour coffee from that when it is full!
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Hi Stu,
Thanks for this post. I have had a long-time interest in Chinese tea pots and have a small collection that I brought home with me. For some odd reason smoking-related items also interest me. I have a couple of hooka (of course) and silver cigarette cases. Please let me know if they are of interest to anyone else and I will post some photos. Thanks again. Good thread.

Harry

Probably of interest but maybe in a new Post then comments can be placed in the right place. I have the odd Chinese pot and pipe also.
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WOW that IS big!! Makes mine seem quite small! I can imagine trying to pour coffee from that when it is full!
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Was in Dubai recently and saw these monsters in an antique shop. Obviously not suitable for actual use as the weight with liquid in them would be impossible to lift. Very ornate and nicely made pots just the same and would make a real converstaion piece sitting in the living room!
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Hi Stu

WOW!!!! Those are monsters alright. LOL While not in my line of collecting, I do find them interesting, and certainly very decorative. Nice collection you have.
These remind me of a Lebanese restaurant I frequent here. For desert, I always order a shot of Arak on the rocks, and a Turkish coffee. I remember my late wife use to ask me: "How do you drink that coffee ? It's thick as paint"
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Hi Stu

WOW!!!! Those are monsters alright. LOL While not in my line of collecting, I do find them interesting, and certainly very decorative. Nice collection you have.
These remind me of a Lebanese restaurant I frequent here. For desert, I always order a shot of Arak on the rocks, and a Turkish coffee. I remember my late wife use to ask me: "How do you drink that coffee ? It's thick as paint"
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....so YOU like Turkish coffee too!!!
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Hi Stu

Yes, I do. In fact, I think I'll go to that restaurant tonight for dinner. LOL

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HI STU
I have a huge collection of Islamic antiques/art ,here is a coffee pot of mine from Egypt or Syria,in the cairoware pattern
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