Several weeks after collecting the wood and beginning the crafting process, Ewar continues work on an ekichielong made from elim. Having finished scraping, he buries a piece of goat skin for use the following day.
Rights ownerSamuel Frederick Derbyshire
ParticipantsEwar Emeri Kulany
Techniques of productionBuried
MaterialsWood-persimmon (Diospyros scabra), Eleu a akine, Skin-goat skin
Cultural context/eventGeneral production
Social group settingCraftsperson at work alone
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 creation2020-04-21