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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 spent weeks carving and scraping their bodies, hollowing them out and smoothing their outer surfaces, Nakiru, Nasekon and Akure begin work constructing the hide components of several akurum and apangach milk container. They use cow hide, strips of palm and leather string.

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C002

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Nasekon Ekaale Louren, Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Alice Akure

Country

Kenya

Place

Morusipo, Turkana

Item/object

milk container (apangach and akurum)

Techniques of production

Sewn, Cut-cut, Scraped

Materials

Wood-commiphora (Commiphora schimperi), Eleu a aite, Engol, Skin-cow skin, Leaf - doum palm leaf

Materials alt

ekwangorom

Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftspeople working together

Location

Home

Temporality

This is a single stage in a process of production that usually takes several weeks, or even months to complete. The hide used on this day had been buried overnight to make it supple.

Date of creation

2020-02-24

Unique ID

2019LG02-C002-0215

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