n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Zulu pottery

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1683-0296



Extracted from text ... 340 ZULU POTTERY Juliet Armstrong University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Over the last ten years I have been documenting potters in the rural areas, especially those women involved in the making and firing of the vessels used for the drinking and serving of utshwala or sorghum beer. In order to throw light on my dilemma, this paper briefly outlines the uses and ceremonial significance of these wares. Nguni-speaking Africans use many types of pottery to prepare, transport, store, and serve sorghum beer, utshwala. Utshwala is generally considered to be associated with joyful occasions marking the different rites of passage, sociability, ..

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