AN UGANDA MILK VESSEL

Banyankole people, Uganda, Africa

Wood, Native metal repairs and basketry, 25 x 30 cm

These elegantly-shaped milk containers are carved from the wood of the Omusisa tree. They are ornamented with grooves cut on the lower section of the neck and are topped with conical-shaped basketry covers. Only men were allowed to milk the cows, and the womens role was to clean the containers. The containers were held over a fire made of cow dung and sweet smelling grass. The milk would absorb the smoky flavor from the vessel.

Price:  €  175,=