Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mooswat (stirring stick)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • mooswat (stirring stick), 1975–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • bamboo, wood, metal
  • Object Length/Width: 61 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 24 x 2 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0326

This is a bamboo shaft with a small crescent shape of wood inserted over the end of the bamboo and nailed into place. The middle portion of the shaft is blackened from use.

It was intended for making sauces. The smaller mooswat are for sauces and the larger ones would be for making assida.