This is a large gourd with small basketry edged hole near the tip on one side. This gourd is for beer making and at the same time it is used by the nandi and kipsigis as well. It is grown in the fields and made by men. Sarakit is used for the basketry and if the gourd cracks (like this one) it is stuck with Tamanga (beeswax) being stitched. Used by men when making beer. The large hole is for putting in the ingredients, the small one at the mouth is for pouring out beer.


  • Title: Beer Gourd
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Beer Gourd
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Gourd
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Logh
  • Community: Pokot
  • Collection Date: 1974-08

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