Used by the traditional healer to store medicines for cures to sicknesses and ailments. The body of the container is made from a gourd which has then been covered with a woven matting of fibre up to its neck. The wooden stopper, carved as a figurative head, has large rounded ears and a rather comical expression with one eye raised above the other. Decorating the container are strands of early glass beads of blue and white. A woven fibre handle is attached allowing the container to be hung and carried.
Estimated Period: Mid 20th Century
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