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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 crafting akurum and apangach milk container, Nasekon, Nakiru and Akure decorate them. Nakiru and Nasekon decorate apangach and akurum containers in red and black, using roasted camel dung, ash and blood for the black pigment and red ochre and blood for the red pigment.

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C002

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Nasekon Ekaale Louren

Country

Kenya

Place

Morusipo, Turkana

Item/object

milk container (apangach and akurum)

Techniques of production

Scraped, Painted

Materials

Ochre, Ngachin a ekal, Akimet a ekal, Animal-camel dung, Animal-camel fat

Materials alt

Emunyen

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 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 creation

2020-02-27

Unique ID

2019LG02-C002-0259

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