Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi) - Pottery & Terra-cotta
Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi)
16 x 16 x 16 ″Hand crafted from terra-cotta clay, employing coil method construction.This striking vessel is hand molded from terra-cotta clay by the Batwa (Pygmy) People from Burundi. It is marked by a large, beveled lip on top, around which lies a four-pointed star comprised of diagonal striations that function both aesthetically and to facilitate a hand grip while pouring or drinking. With a surface structure that is delicately textured, this vessel is employed for consumption of local wine in domestic contexts and during various cultural ceremonies.