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Collecting red ochre for the decoration of milk container.

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posted on 2023-11-30, 18:55 authored by Samuel DerbyshireSamuel Derbyshire
Naperi searches for and collects red ochre (emunyen) in the bush near to Lokori for use in the decoration of milk container, which are in the process of being made in Morusipo.

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C002

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Naperi Alakasikiria

Country

Kenya

Place

Lokori, Turkana

Materials

Ochre

Materials alt

Emunyen

Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftsperson at work alone

Location

Bush

Temporality

The collection of emunyen can take several days. This particular location is extremely remote, and to reach on foot one must sleep along the way in the bush for at least a night. Upon arrival at the location of the emunyen, one must dig holes in random locations until a vein of emunyen is uncovered by luck.

Date of creation

2020-02-23

Unique ID

2019LG02-C002-0183

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