Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi) - Pottery & Terra-cotta
Bushera Pot (Batwa People, Burundi)
19 x 17 x 17 ″Hand crafted from terra-cotta clay, employing coil method construction.This remarkable vessel is hand molded from terra-cotta clay by the Batwa (Pygmy) People from Burundi. It has a large, beveled lip on top for pouring. Interestingly, the surface structure of this vessel is composed of thin seams of bamboo weave that are staggered in circular rows around the object, integrating the skills of basketry with terra-cotta construction. Vessels such as these are employed for consumption of local wine in domestic contexts and during various cultural enactments.