Do you like eating Figs?

Summer 2017
August 22, 2017
Roly Poly wild Blackberry leaves
September 13, 2017

 

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No I don’t. However, there are so many beneficial advantages about this plant. The tree is grown not only for shade, but also for their abundance of fruits used as a laxative. Eaten fresh or dried, they are a source of carbohydrates, potassium, calcium, sugar, iron copper and vitamin A. Apparently their leaves have medicinal value and can be used as herbs or fed to livestock and when dried, used for tea. It can also be used to wrap foods like fish, rice and vegetables for cooking.

Although I do not make use of the fig for all the above advantages, I have however, found these big, bold leaves that look somewhat like a Maple for making imprints on my clay!

You can see the veins are very distinct and I have decided to experiment on a rectangular dish. The handles have also been imprinted. Hope my glazing will enhance those gorgeous leaf veins!

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