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Nakiru and Akure making an atubwa bowl, an ebur oil/fat container and an akaloboch wooden spoon

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posted on 2023-11-30, 18:56 authored by Samuel DerbyshireSamuel Derbyshire
At home, Nakiru and Akure are assisted by Lorot, they work on a range of objects. Nakiru cuts and chips the outer form of an akaloboch spoon, then she begins chiselling the inside. Akure works on an ebur container, chiselling out the hollow interior. Lorot chisels out the interior of a piece of wood that will become an elepit.

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C012

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Alice Akure

Country

Kenya

Place

Moru Sipo, Turkana

Item/object

ebur oil/fat container, akaloboch spoon

Techniques of production

Cut-chip-cut, Chiselled

Materials alt

Ekuruchanait

Social group setting

Craftspeople working together

Location

Home

Temporality

Work continues on the objects all day, from mid morning to dusk.

Date of creation

2021-07-08

Unique ID

2019LG02-C012-0794

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