KALI'NA POTTERY

 

  • Water jar with lid
  • Arowakken, Suriname
  • Earthernware, natural pigment
  • Height: 22 cm, diam.: 17 cm
  • First quarter 20th century
  • Catholic Mission, Nonnen van Graal

 

The jar is made of powder-crushed clay mixed with the ashes of the bark of kepi-trees.This ash makes the jar porous, so that it 'sweats' and thus, through the evaporation, keeps the water cool.

 

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