These hand made ‘ancient style’ pots are a replica exactly like the Egyptians would store their honey after it was harvested. Hand made in Melbourne by Jade Thorsen, this unique pot can take us back in time to Egypt where honey was symbolic. Each hand made pot has just under half kilo of Melbourne’s finest pure raw honey. The lid is sealed with beeswax just like the Egyptians did many moons ago. If you can’t resist the honey, you will be left with a pot that will sit proudly in any home.
Holds 450 grams honey
‘When the Sun weeps a second time, and lets fall water from his eyes, it is changed into working bees; they work in the flowers of each kind, and honey and wax are produced instead of water’.
According to one ancient Egyptian myth, honey bees were the tears of the sun god Ra. In this context, the bee was seen as the messenger of the gods, falling down, like tears, towards the earth (and man) to pass on some secret message.
Humans have been collecting wild honey for at least 15,000 years, and the domestication of the honey bee became one of the first forms of agriculture, about 9,000 years ago. Honey and the honey bee have become significant symbols of sweetness and fertility in many cultures. In addition to its importance as a natural sweetener, honey has traditionally been used as a preservative and to alleviate a variety of medical complaints.
Beekeeping is recorded from Egypt 4,500 years ago, where honey was used extensively in cooking, to treat medical ailments and to assist in embalming the dead. To the Egyptians, the bee often symbolized royalty and fertility, and honey has been discovered in royal tombs, including that of Tutankhamun.