HomeBlogs Mare: The Pottery Island of North Maluku Mare is a small and barren island just south of Tidore. Because the
island is not exactly ideal for farming, the two ethnically Tidorese
villages here have made pottery-making their major source of livelihood. Every household seems to be involved in the craft, and Mare pottery is sold throughout North Maluku. Even
apart from the pottery, Mare is worth visiting. The people are
extremely friendly, and the villages some of the most quaint you will
find in this area. The North Maluku Tourism Office also tries to
promote the beaches and coral reefs of the island, but I had little
time for (and interest in) checking these out.