Ewar continues crafting an ekichielong at the homestead of Loura as Loura and Ekori craft spear shafts using wood collected from the same tree. Having finished crafting its rough form, he packs it with animal fat.
Rights ownerSamuel Frederick Derbyshire
ParticipantsEwar Emeri Kulany
Techniques of productionCut-chip-cut, Carved
MaterialsWood-persimmon (Diospyros scabra), Akimet a ekal, Animal-camel fat
Cultural context/eventGeneral production
Social group settingCraftspeople working together
TemporalityThe form of ekichielong made by Ewar on this occasion is more or less ubiquitous across Turkana today. In the deeper past, other forms of ekichielong were made, such as those reffered to as emakuk and aporokocho in contemporary times. Neither of these two past forms of headrest/stool are common today.
Date of creation2020-03-02