Improving African Futures Using Lessons from the Past

Clay bowl used in funeral rituals, Dorbour, 1994


Description:
Small pedestal-based bowls like this one (called kontondÔ‘Ô‘ in Nafaanra) are used in funeral rituals. Women cook food and offer it to the ancestors in a funeral ceremony called 'sro waa'. Larger versions of these bowls were used in times past as women's eating bowls; however, by the late 20th century small versions like this one were only made to order for funerals. Men were prohibited from touching them. Dorbour, 1994.
Rights:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
Publisher:
University of Victoria Libraries
Relation:
https://exhibits.library.uvic.ca/spotlight/iaff/catalog/17-16887
Location(s) Facet:
Dorbour
Subjects Facet:
Funeral customs and rites; Pottery; Ritual
Identifier:
35
Creator:
Dr. M. Dores Cruz
Contributors:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Date searchable:
1994
Date searchable:
1994
Genre:
35 mm slide
Genre Facet:
35 mm slide
Location(s):
Dorbour;8.090342, -2.517137
Date Digitized:
2016
People Facet:
Dr. M. Dores Cruz
Commentary:
Slide scanned by Veronique Plante
Geographic Coordinates:
8.090342, -2.517137