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.
Rights ownerSamuel Frederick Derbyshire
ParticipantsNasekon Ekaale Louren, Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Alice Akure
Item/objectmilk container (apangach and akurum)
Techniques of productionSewn, Cut-cut, Scraped
MaterialsWood-commiphora (Commiphora schimperi), Eleu a aite, Engol, Skin-cow skin, Leaf - doum palm leaf
Cultural context/eventGeneral production
Social group settingCraftspeople working together
TemporalityThis 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 creation2020-02-24