Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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qirba (water container)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • qirba (water container), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Nyala, Southern Darfur, Sudan
  • goat skin, cloth
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 62 x 34 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 3/8 x 13 3/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5184

The roughly rectangular goat skin bag has one end that is straight across with a seam and loose flaps, possibly for decoration. The other has a handle and spout. The spout is soft sided and appears to be between the two pieces of goat skin that are twisted and tied together to make a handle. Small pieces of purple and yellow cloth are tied at the knot on the handle.