This is a very old Milk Container from the Borana People who belong to the Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia. Each specific container made by the women has a purpose and use. This old container was used for milk. The materials used to make this container is mostly fibers and wood. The women use a coil technique from the base. Strands of fibers are bunched together and wrapped at regular intervals with either one or two other fibers. These milk jugs were a part of everyday life, used to carry and preserve milk from their cows. Milk is an essential part of their diet. The containers woven by women only, have both a utilitarian and a ritualistic purpose. They represent abundance and fertility and traditionally they cannot be sold, only traded or given as gifts. The making of these pieces is completely woven in the cultural life of the Borana community, into the relations between men and women, their roles in the society. This container, its shape and materials have meanings that the Borana people can “read”, that represent their view of the world and the harmony of their society. This unique old milk jug has a unique red plastic top and some tradition silver wiring for trim. This milk jug would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home.
19" around bottom
9" around middle
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