Several weeks after collecting the wood and beginning the crafting process, Ewar continues work on an ekichielong made from elim. Having finished scraping, and after burying a piece of goat skin for use the following day, he burns two holes in the ekichielong foot with a heated metal spike.
Rights ownerSamuel Frederick Derbyshire
ParticipantsEwar Emeri Kulany
Techniques of productionBurned
MaterialsWood-persimmon (Diospyros scabra)
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