Turkana Gourd Jug Medium
Story behind the product ~ This is a wonderful old milk container known as Akarum among the Turkana and Samburu tribes that live in the Turkana District of the Rift Valley in Kenya. These containers were treasured, mended when broken, and used for years. The top makes a cup for drinking milk or water. Milk jugs like this play a vital role in these societies. These containers are carried everywhere and is one of the most important elements of their everyday food. The leather cord was attached to jug help carry it easily. This is a complete one off collectors piece.
Style in any room of your home. Stand is included.
Country of origin ~ Kenya, Northwest Africa
Materials ~ Dried gourd, leather, beads
Dimensions ~ 17cm DIA x 44cm H
All measurements are approximate.
This piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is celebrated as a sign of the individual made by hand touch, making each and every piece unique with tiny differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.