SHONA POT - ZIMBABWE
Origin: ZIMBABWE
Materials:

Brown Clay baked in pits with fire fueled by dry cow dung to harden them.

 

 

Description:

Clay pots are made by the women in Shona culture, from Zimbabwe. The generic Shona name for an earthenware pot is 'hari'. Geometric designs are incised onto the next or shoulder of the pot and finished with graphite and red oxide, sometimes decorated with bright colours. The pots are hardened by baking in pits with fire fuelled by 'ndove' or dry cow dung. Vessels with decorations are mostly used for drinking, serving food and storing dry foodstuffs.

Description:

Clay pots are made by the women in Shona culture, from Zimbabwe. The generic Shona name for an earthenware pot is 'hari'. Geometric designs are incised onto the next or shoulder of the pot and finished with graphite and red oxide, sometimes decorated with bright colours. The pots are hardened by baking in pits with fire fuelled by 'ndove' or dry cow dung. Vessels with decorations are mostly used for drinking, serving food and storing dry foodstuffs.

... more
Dimensions:

50 W x 40 H cm