8.5" height x 10" diameterRimless pots made from fine clay are made by
women throughout the KwaZulu-Natal region.
The smooth black finish is achieved by refiring
the already baked pots in a dry grass fire, before
rubbing their surfaces with animal fat. Pots of this
kind are intended for serving & drinking a sorgham-
based beer that is brewed in larger, roughly made
clay vessels. The drinking of this beer is associated
not only with the living, but also with the dead, to
whom it is offered whenever ritual dictates that the
ancestors must be remembered & appeased.