The heating process, before the burning of the pots

Thiago da Costa Oliveira2014

Museu do Índio

Museu do Índio

The burning process takes place outside the village, usually in one of the women's planting area. Before proceeding to the burning, a moquém is set – a structure employed to smoke meat and fish and also used, as in this case, to heat the pottery before putting them into the fire. In this picture we can see Maria de Lima and Carolina Campos.

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  • Title: The heating process, before the burning of the pots
  • Creator: Thiago da Costa Oliveira
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Location: São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Brazil
  • Physical Dimensions: digital
  • Provenance: Photograph taken during a pottery production workshop held in june 2014, in São Joaquim village, medium Aiairi river, Alto Rio Negro Indigenous Territory.
  • Type: photography
  • Rights: Museu do Índio / FUNAI
  • Medium: digital photography