Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi) - Pottery & Terra-cotta
Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi)
18 x 16 x 16 ″Hand crafted from terra-cotta clay, employing coil method construction.These Bushera pots are hand crafted by the Batwa People of the Republic of Burundi. They are rendered a special treatment as part of the (post-production) firing process to create a rich, black, identifiable surface. While aesthetically pleasing, they serve primarily as utilitarian They are designed to cook Bushera, a traditional, fermented cereal beverage. They are also employed to cook sauces, vegetables and meat. The process of preserving the structure and finishes of such pieces requires a deep knowledge of craft as transmitted through centuries via oral tradition.