A24 – Zulu Pot (1)

A24 – Zulu Pot


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Rimless pot made from fine brown or black clay are produced by women throughout Kwa – Zulu Natal region of South Africa. The most common decorative technique is the practice of adding warts or amasumpa. The patterns formed by these decorations are known by different names, depending on how they are grouped. After the second baking or firing in a dry grass fire, the pot surfaces are rubbed with animal fat or wax polish & a polishing pebble.

Some pots have a glossy black finish, which is achieved by combining sifted soot & a special leaf ash in the polish. Pots of this kind are intended principally for serving & drinking a sorghum-based beer this is brewed in larger, comparatively roughly made clay vessels.

Approx. Size:

  • Height – 24cm
  • Diameter – 10.5cm
  • Weight – 2.9kg (Excluding Packing)


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