Culture

Subject:
Intangible heritage
The Skill of Traditional Clay Pot Making in Kgatleng District. ©S. O. Rampete/ Bakgatla ba Kgafela 1970
The Skill of Traditional Clay Pot Making in Kgatleng District

 
 
Language: Setswana

Earthenware pottery-making skills are practised among the Bakgatla ba Kgafela community in south-eastern Botswana. The women potters use clay soil, weathered sandstone, iron oxide, cow dung, water, wood and grass to make pots of different forms, designs and styles that relate to the traditional practices and beliefs of the community. Pots are used for storing beer, fermenting sorghum meal, fetching water, cooking, ancestral worship and traditional healing rituals.


on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature


Topics and Tags
 

   LICENSING: for inquiries about licensing or requests for CD/DVD copies of this material, please contact the producer or the author directly. You may also wish to consult our FAQs 6 to 9

Request embed code for your website

FIND CONTENT
eg: title, city, activity, people

OPTIONAL - Only in:
Films
Audio recordings

OR search by name of:
country or region