ritual object

"a'untenakwete" gourd. A container made of gourd, with a leather handle that is decorated with red, blue and white beads. The gourd is decoratd with with patterns in incised and blackened lines. The stopper is made from the central part of an ear of maize. The gourd contains animal fat.

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