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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
Nakiru finishes scraping the interiors of the two elepit milk container that she decorated and perforated on the previous day. She then attaches string and leather handles to them.

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

Scraped, Knotted

Materials

Wood-commiphora (Commiphora boviniana), Fibre-synthetic fibre, Skin-cow skin

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Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftsperson at work alone

Location

Home

Temporality

This is the final stage in a process of production that usually takes several weeks, or even months to complete.

Date of creation

2020-02-22

Unique ID

2019LG02-C002-0162

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