A ZULU ITHUNGA MILK PAIL
Provenance: Michel Koenig, Brussels
The shape and form of milk pails was exemplified by simplicity, strength and solidity and varied across Natal, but also changed over time. Decoration on the outside of containers was functional and chevron patterns and amasumpa designs were often carved in blocks or raised areas around the body of the pot to assist with grip.
Zulu tribe, South Africa