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Women of Morusipo crafting milk container at home
mediaposted on 2023-11-30, 18:55 authored by Samuel DerbyshireSamuel Derbyshire
Having spent weeks crafting akurum and apangach milk container, Nasekon, Nakiru and Akure decorate them. In the morning, Nakiru collects blood from some of the family herd in an atubwa bowl. She then roasts camel dung in a fire. Having done this, she joins Nasekon and Nakiru to finalise the objects for painting. After a short interlude of scraping, the women enter a house to begin the process of decoration. The camel dung is ground on a grinding stone and mixed with ash and the blood collected earlier by Nakiru, before being carefully applied to the newly made containers. Then, the red ochre, collected several days previously, is also ground, mixed with blood and applied to the containers with fingers. Once finished, the women apply a layer of camel fat to the containers using smooth stones to burnish.