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mooswat (stirring stick)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • mooswat (stirring stick), 1975–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • wood, metal
  • Object Length/Width: 70 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width: 27 1/2 x 3 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0332

This is a wooden stirring stick made from a stick inserted into a trapazoid-shaped piece of wood and nailed into place. The handle grades from medium brown at the top to dark brown in the middle to light brown nearest the handle portion. It has food residue with small black dots on the light end, in variable thicknesses.

This large stirring stick was used for stirring assida. The smaller mooswat are for sauces and the larger ones would be for making assida.