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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 and then decorating akurum and apangach milk container, Nasekon, Nakiru and Akure construct the hide components of the vessels, working together to cut and weave strips of goat hide around them.

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

Cut-cut, Plaited

Materials

Eleu a akine, Skin-goat skin

Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftspeople working together

Location

Home

Temporality

This is the final stage in a process of production that usually takes several weeks, or even months to complete. The goat hide used on this day had been soaked over night.

Date of creation

2020-02-28

Unique ID

2019LG02-C002-0289

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