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bouksa (gourd container with lid)
  • Omlla Musa Mohamed
  • bouksa (gourd container with lid), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Nyala, Southern Darfur, Sudan
  • gourd, plant fiber, leather, coiling, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 27 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 5/8 x 8 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1402.a,b

The gourd container (2007.1402.a) has a coiled neck. There is a band of braided leather around the top of the body (which doubles as attachment for a handle of braided leather) and a leather wrapped ring at the base that serves as attachments for loosely woven straps of leather that span the body in a zigzagged pattern. The rim of the neck has leather wrapping. The lid (2007.1402.b) of coiled plant fiber sits into the neck.