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In mountain villages, quite few homes possessed porcelain or earthenware crockery. The significant number of utensils made from terra cotta, indicated the importance of pottery trade in Lebanon.
The potter manufactured containers for domestic use such as dishes, plates, jugs with nozzle, and earthenware jars of varied forms.
The bulkiest jars, sidaleh and khabiyeh, would contain corn, olives, oil and vinegar; others of smaller capacity, dakkoujeh, and birniyeh, contained vegetables and flour. The small earthenware jars, mahloubeh, preserved butter, soft white cheese, and meat, while the pot, qidreh, was used for the cooking of meals.