painted cup


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painted cup:

see figwortfigwort,
common name for some members of the Scrophulariaceae, a family comprising chiefly herbs and small shrubs and distributed widely over all continents. The family includes a few climbing types and some parasitic and saprophytic forms.
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The ruins of a collapsed house encased several smashed jars and painted cups on a floor ringed with mudbrick bins, suggestive of agrarian storage and processing.
Another fun use is to attach a pipe cleaner to the painted cups and make cute baskets to hang on an Easter or May Day tree.
Good regional design can be observed in the most mundane carved and painted cups, bowls, and dippers.