Beer Pot Called Ukhamba Zulu Culture, South Africa

Frédéric Coridon
1000 €

Description

CategoryAfrican art, Tribal art
Period20th century
Style
Condition Good condition

BEER JAR called Ukhamba
Culture Zulu, South Africa
First half of the 20th century
Terracotta
H .: 28; Diam .: 30 cm
(irregularity at the collar visible on photo)


Black glazed clay globular beer jar. This coloring is obtained during the second firing. Smoking has an oxidizing effect on the earth which gives it that dark appearance.
Four geometric patterns are applied in relief on the body: two crosses and two triangles arranged alternately.

Ukhamba pots were made by women and allowed to keep local beer drunk during rituals.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

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