Bambara Jidaga Water Vessel

c. 1900
$2,780 USD
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H: 17.5" Dia: 15.0"
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Formed by pounding flattened clay around a convex mold, this well-proportioned vessel is a water storage vessel known as a jidaga, created by women of the Bambara people of Mali. Although the vessel's small mouth is uncommon for a water jar, the body is divided by the distinct horizontal bands characteristic of Bambara pottery. The burnished terracotta surface is beautifully clouded by smoke patterns, created during the firing process by plunging the burning hot vessel into a pile of sawdust and rice chaff.

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