Rights ownerSamuel Frederick Derbyshire
ParticipantsMargaret Nakiru Lopwenya
Techniques of productionCut-cut
MaterialsWood-commiphora (Commiphora boviniana)
Cultural context/eventResource collection
Social group settingCraftspeople working together
TemporalityTo reach the location of the woods required it is necessary to leave the women's homesteads early and trek for several hours. On the way up, the group stop once at a natural spring (roughly 10 am), to drink and bathe. The wood is collected between midday and 1.30 pm. On the way back down, the group stop twice, once in the early afternoon (roughly 2. 30 pm) and once in the mid afternoon (roughly 3-4 pm). On both stops they sit and begin crafting shapes out of the pieces of wood that have been collected. Having left home (at the foot of the hills) shortly after dawn, the group returns again at dusk.
Date of creation2020-02-11