Rachaya Al Foukharراشيا الفخار) is a Lebanese village in the district of Hasbaya in the Nabatiye Governorate in southern Lebanon. It is located on the western slopes of Mount Hermon at an altitude starting at 750 m with the highest summit being at 1,250 m. The population is Greek Orthodox.

In 1852 Edward Robinson noted: “The village is celebrated for its pottery; for the manufacture of which it is one of the chief seats. There are many large dome-shaped furnaces for burning of ware; and many specimens were standing outside of the houses [..], tall jars, and the like. This pottery is sent around to all the fairs of the country, and far into the Hauran; as also to Hums and Hamah.”

In 1875, Victor Guérin found here a town with 700 inhabitants, mostly “Schismatic Greek”. He also noted the pottery production, and that there was a small Protestant mission in the place.


Abou Said pottery, Rachaya AlFoukhar.

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