While on holiday in Ibiza, the rich colours of the surroundings and all things Moorish inspired Williams-Ellis to doodle one day at breakfast using only felt tip pens. The result was a paisley-based motif with pear-drops, cogs and crenallations. The pattern proved very popular on storage and spice jars in green/blue and turquoise/lilac colourways, after only a few years however Portmeirion declared the pattern discontinued. With a remarkable turn of heart, however, the design was revamped and printed on a citron (deep lime green) glaze, re-marketed as 'Marrakesh' in 1970.
Mark: Monte Sol Portmeirion Pottery Made in England 8388