Small TutsiIngondo Earthenware Pot
Tutsi or Twa for the Tutsi
Country Of Origin
Rwanda or Burundi
Great Lakes of Central Africa
1st half 20th Century
3.25 cms (1¼ ins) Height
Coiled and decorated with the sgraffito technique
ex Dirk Buys collection, Brussels
This small pot, called an ingondo is said to be made with clay mixed with menstrual blood and used as a love charm. How touching.
- Smashing Pots: Feats of Clay from Africa. British Museum Press. London. 1994. pp.pp.80 .
Price on request