from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sgraffito.
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They included Tana ware as well as "Islamic white-glazed and early sgraffiato pottery."
"Sgraffito" probably derives from the term "sgraffiato" an English pseudo-Italian word used in the nineteenth century.
85 The sgraffiato ceramics are likely remnants of early trade initiated by emergent Swahili merchants.