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Nakiru and Akure making an atubwa bowl, an ebur oil/fat container and an akaloboch wooden spoon
figureposted on 2023-11-30, 18:56 authored by Samuel DerbyshireSamuel Derbyshire
Nakiru and Akure travel high up into the hills in search of wood for a selection of household objects: an atubwa bowl, an ebur container and an akaloboch spoon. All of these objects serve a function in the Asapan ceremony, the atubwa to contain a mixture of blood and milk consumed by elders, the ebur to carry oil/fat to the ritual feast and the akaloboch for a variety of purposes. Objects such as these are also gifted to form new social bonds between the family of the initiate and that of his 'Asapan father'.