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Adib al-Gharib greets visitors to his workshop with a clay-spattered shirt and an air of resignation.Gharib starts by collecting clay-rich earth from the land near the village.Archaeological evidence, including potshards, indicates Rashaya al-Foukhar has been producing pottery for thousands of years.Gharib, who has been making pottery for over 55 years, seems resigned to the fact that pottery is a dying skill.Jihad Esber, the other potter in the village, was the only one of his seven siblings who chose to carry on the family pottery tradition.Esber says Rashaya al-Foukhar's pottery is unique, from the clay itself to the natural paint used only by village potters.
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