Having spent weeks crafting akurum and apangach milk container, Nasekon, Nakiru and Akure decorate them. Prior to the application of the pigments, the women finalise the vessel forms by scraping them.
Rights ownerSamuel Frederick Derbyshire
ParticipantsMargaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Alice Akure
Item/objectmilk container (apangach and akurum)
Techniques of productionScraped, Painted
MaterialsOchre, Ngachin a ekal, Akimet a ekal, Animal-camel dung, Animal-camel fat
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 red ochre used on this day was collected several days previously. Families often keep a supply of red ochre at home for use on such occasions, and for bodily decoration (particularly of young girls and women).
Date of creation2020-02-27