Nasekon, Nakiru and Akure (three women from Morusipo) climbing into the hills to collect commiphora woods (Commiphora schimperi/ekwangurum and Commiphora boviniana/edweite) for the construction of elepit, akurum and apangach milk container. Having collected the woods, the women carve at various rest locations on the journey back down to the foot of the hills.
Rights ownerSamuel Frederick Derbyshire
ParticipantsMargaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Nasekon Ekaale Louren, Alice Akure, Samuel Frederick Derbyshire, Lucas Ekamais Lowasa, Joseph Ekidor Nami, Loura Echuman Ekaale
Item/objectmilk container (akurum, apangach and elepit)
Techniques of productionCut-cut, Cut-chip-cut, chip-carved
MaterialsWood-commiphora (Commiphora boviniana), ekwangorom, Wood-commiphora (Commiphora schimperi)
Cultural context/eventResource collection
Social group settingCraftspeople working together
TemporalityThis footage covers a full day of activity. To reach the location of the woods required it is necessary to leave the women's homesteads early and trek for several hours. On the way up, the group stop once at a natural spring (roughly 10 am), to drink and bathe. The wood is collected between midday and 1.30 pm. On the way back down, the group stop twice, once in the early afternoon (roughly 2. 30 pm) and once in the mid afternoon (roughly 3-4 pm). On both stops they sit and begin crafting shapes out of the pieces of wood that have been collected. Having left home (at the foot of the hills) shortly after dawn, the group returns again at dusk.
Date of creation2020-02-11