Mystery Artifact Revealed
It is time to reveal what the mystery artifact of the month is, thank you to those who participated, this was a tough one to answer.
This is a Yemeni bread mold and is hand made of cloth, stuffing and basket. This particular piece originated from the South of Yemen and is of traditional design; most likely pieces like this are still in use today.
The dough is shaped into a ball in the hand and then pressed against the mold and flattened in a large circle, and then pushed against the wall of a cylindrical oven and baked.
There are several types of Yemeni bread and a variety of recipes exist but here is an interesting recipe that describes part of the process above, where after the dough is flattened, it is pushed on the wall of an oven:
If you do end up trying to make some Yemeni bread, in Arabic we say sahtayn, which is to your health!