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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 refined their shapes, Nakiru and Nasekon continue working on the bodies of two milk container. Nasekon punctures holes around the rim of an akurum, for attaching the hide component later (which she measures). Nakiru continues scraping the interior of an apangach with a perforated metal scraper. Nasekon then repairs holes in an elepit container using a mixture of ash and goat blood.

Funding

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C002

Rights owner

Samuel Frederick Derbyshire

Cultural group

Turkana

Participants

Margaret Nakiru Lopwenya , Nasekon Ekaale Louren, Ayapan Loura

Country

Kenya

Place

Morusipo, Turkana

Item/object

milk container (akurum)

Techniques of production

Scraped, Perforated

Materials

Wood-commiphora (Commiphora schimperi), Ekuron, Ngakot, Ash, Blood

Materials alt

ekwangorom

Cultural context/event

General production

Social group setting

Craftsperson at work alone

Location

Home

Temporality

This is a single stage in a process of production that usually takes several weeks, or even months to complete.

Date of creation

2020-02-23

Unique ID

2019LG02-C002-0164

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