Having spent weeks crafting akurum and apangach milk container, Nasekon, Nakiru and Akure decorate them. The camel dung is ground on a grinding stone and mixed with ash and the blood collected earlier by Nakiru, before being carefully applied to the newly made containers.
Rights ownerSamuel Frederick Derbyshire
ParticipantsMargaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Nasekon Ekaale Louren
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