cooking container (food processing & storage)

Clay cooking pot, made by the 'ring on ring' method from clay collected from Baawa and dried in the sun for three days, then fired for an hour a cow dung fire. Dried cow dung is laid on the ground, then the pots are laid on, and the whole is covered with fresh cowdung. After firing, the pots are then cooled and used. It has become black with use. It was made by Dorobo women at Miyai. As with most other tribes, the potter must not have intercourse the night before she makes a pot, 'as she will lose her strenghth', or before she fires a pot, 'as the pot will crack'.

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