19th Century Ukhamba Zulu Black Beer Pot

Rimless pot made from fine clay originally from the Kwazulu-Natil tribe.  This bowl has a smooth black finish that's achieved by re-firing the already baked pots in a dry grass fire, then polished with animal fat, used to serve traditional South African Sorgham based beer a custom meant to honor ancestors.

  • * Era: 19th Century
  • * Dimensions: 11.5" (DM) x 8.5"(H) 
  • * Material: clay
  • * Color: aged ebonized patina
  • * Condition: good; aged wear, cracks, blemishes and discoloration

 Found in South Africa

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