Funerary Pots

When a person dies, it is the duty of the aunt, or wayo to inform the family that death has occurred.  She stands outside and takes some thatching grass from the roof then fills a large calabash with clean water. If the deceased is male she removes three stalks of grass and if female she…

Potters

September 2013. L-R: Aloyo Innocent and her baby, Baby Ofwonya.  Allu Paula Min Ayari. Potters from Aleda. Their workshop specialises in large water pots. The clay is dug up from a nearby swamp. At home, it is prepared by removing plant matter and impurities like small tones. It is kneaded until it is soft and…