Gorfa, Milk Container


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Gorfa, Milk Container   (1971.12.0017B)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 20th century
Culture Borana, Borani

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 24.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 18.0 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 749 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Gourd, Animal--Shell (Cowry), Plant--Fiber
Manufacturing Processes Weaving, Hollowing, Sewing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Yellowish Brown (10 YR 5/4) -ns Yellowish White ( 10 YR 9/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

see 1971.12.0001 See 2012.08.0122A/B See 2013.05.0692


Bassi, Marco. "Every Woman an Artist: The Milk Containers of Elema Boru." from Ethiopia: Traditions of Creativity edited by Raymond A. Silverman. Hong Kong: University of Washington Press, 1999.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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