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Women of Morusipo crafting milk container at home

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posted on 2023-11-30, 18:55 authored by Samuel DerbyshireSamuel Derbyshire
Having collected wood from the Morusipo hill range, and hewn out the basic shapes of apangach, elepit and akurum milk container, Nakiru and Akure continue scraping and carving at home. They are joined by Akwee, who is carving an atubwa bowl.

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Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C002

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Alice Akure, Akwee Ekomolo Akelerio

Country

Kenya

Place

Morusipo, Turkana

Item/object

milk container (apangach, akurum and elepit), bowl (atubwa)

Techniques of production

Scraped, Carved

Materials

Wood-commiphora (Commiphora boviniana), ekwangorom, Wood-commiphora (Commiphora schimperi)

Materials alt

edweite

Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftspeople working together

Location

Home

Temporality

Work begins mid morning and continues until dusk. This is a single stage in a process of production that usually takes several weeks, or even months to complete.

Date of creation

2020-02-21

Unique ID

2019LG02-C002-0103

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