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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
Nakiru and Akure crafting the bodies of akurum milk container at home at night, scraping the hollowed interiors with metal, perforated scrapers.

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Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C002

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Alice Akure

Country

Kenya

Place

Morusipo, Turkana

Item/object

Milk container (akurum)

Techniques of production

Scraped

Materials

Wood-commiphora (Commiphora schimperi)

Materials alt

ekwangorom

Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftspeople working together

Location

Home

Temporality

The task of scraping these containers has been ongoing for several days by this point, the women work in any spare moment they have, including at night time when the sound of scraping reverberates around the homestead and the hillside. This is a single stage in a process of production that usually takes several weeks, or even months to complete.

Date of creation

2020-02-20

Unique ID

2019LG02-C002-0076

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