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mooswat (stirring stick)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • mooswat (stirring stick), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • bamboo, wood, metal
  • Object Length/Width: 83 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 32 5/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0333

This stirring stick is made from a long bamboo handle inserted into a wooden trapezoid, which is nailed into place.

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