This vessel is painted in vegetable dye with geometric motifs and Qur'anic text. It is designed to carry water. The quotation around the shoulder reads: 'you who come to drink some pure, cold water, drink for good health and well-being and be happy , master, enjoy your drink and be blissful with a gulp that puts awat all ills.'
Most pots in sub-Saharan Africa are decorated before firing. In North Africa pots are fired twice, before and after decoration. The kiln is divided into two to provide a different temperature for pots at different stages. Moroccans distinguish these two stages as baldi (domestic pottery for marriage drums and Ramadan vessels) and romi (fancy ware).