Gourd cleaner consisting of a black cow's tail on a wooden handle. The handle is burnt on the tip to prevent it cracking. The object was made by a woman, with the tail from her husbands cow. The cow tail is put on the handle when wet, so that it dries tight and firm. It was used by women and girls to remove the charcoal from the inside of gourds and wooden milk containers after they have been burnt to seal them. Samburu milk has a lovely smokey taste.
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