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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 finsihed carving two elepit milk container, Nakiru decorates them by burning shapes into their sides with a metal file and perforates them with holes to attach carrying string.

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C002

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya

Country

Kenya

Place

Morusipo, Turkana

Item/object

milk container (elepit)

Techniques of production

Burned, Perforated

Materials

Wood-commiphora (Commiphora boviniana)

Materials alt

edweite

Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftspeople working together

Location

Home

Temporality

This is the penultimate 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-C002-0108

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