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Ewar Kulany carving an ekichielong headrest/stool from elim

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posted on 2023-11-30, 18:55 authored by Samuel DerbyshireSamuel Derbyshire
Ewar continues crafting an ekichielong at the homestead of Loura as Loura and Ekori craft spear shafts using wood collected from the same tree. Having finished crafting its rough form, he packs it with animal fat.

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C003

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Ewar Emeri Kulany, Ekori Akwarangimoe Lomanat, Loura Echuman Ekaale

Country

Kenya

Place

Morusipo, Turkana

Item/object

Headrest/stool (ekichielong)

Techniques of production

Carved

Materials

Wood-persimmon (Diospyros scabra)

Materials alt

Elim

Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftspeople working together

Location

Home

Temporality

The form of ekichielong made by Ewar on this occasion is more or less ubiquitous across Turkana. In the deeper past, other forms of ekichielong were made, such as those reffered to as emakuk and aporokocho. Neither of these two past forms of headrest/stool are common today.

Date of creation

2020-03-02

Unique ID

2019LG02-C003-0309

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