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Kiga Gourd

Tribe Dynasty

Kiga

Country Of Origin

Uganda

Date

First half 20th century

Size

39 cms (15¼ ins)

Materials

Gourd

Technique

Incised and scorched

The Kiga or Agakiba (People of the Mountains) are an agriculturalist people located in Southern Uganda and Northern Rwanda who used gourd vessels for milk, beer and water. A gourd with a similar design is pictured in “Tribal Crafts of Uganda”. The outlines of the design have been incised into the gourd and the black filled in by scorching the surface.

References

  • Margaret Trowell, K. P. Wachsmann. Tribal Crafts of Uganda. Oxford University Press. London, New York, Toronto. 1953. pp.108. Fig.Plate 16, A

Price

Price on request

Reference No

2239

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