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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
Several weeks after first commencing work, Nakiru continues chipping away at a large ebur container. When its form is complete, she begins scraping it down to make it smooth. Akure works on the akaloboch spoon, also scraping it to make it smooth.

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C012

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya

Country

Kenya

Place

Moru Sipo, Turkana

Item/object

Akaloboch spoon

Techniques of production

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

2021-07-30

Unique ID

2019LG02-C012-0815

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