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Swazi Beer Bowl - South Africa

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    Posted 7 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4399 items)

    I found this pot at Goodwill today for $4. It has some age to it, but not sure how much. it's well-made and the price was right! anyone recognize the impressed design? maybe mexican? maybe pueblo? unsigned.

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      Thanks Weirdpuckett. there are many forms of pottery which get this black sheen to them. when i used to make pottery, we would burnish pieces and then sawdust fire them to get the same look. Maria Martinez gets the same black using cow dung.
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Such a surprise to find one of these here. It is a Swazi beer bowl from Swaziland. I bought one of them in South Africa when i went there to visit my in-laws.
      I lo ve the Black clay and its thin walls.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      wow! austrohungaro - i knew someone would recognize it! another thing i love about CW!
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thanks to austrohungaro for solving this mystery.

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