Several social anthropological studies exist on northern Sudan, but no systematic research on craftwork productions in the area seems to exist. Manufacturing has become quite a rare profession, being practised by only 4.5% of the active population. This paper presents the information collected on the spot on two pottery productions in Karima and Tangasi. Winter is the driest season in the Sudan, which is favourable to pottery making. Nevertheless, the production of pottery does not seem to be limited to this season. The production of pottery reflects the different economic organisation of the two towns. In Karima, it was possible to observe an itinerant potter, of non-local origin, who installed in 1998 his activity in the suburbs of the town. In Tangasi, on the other hand, it was possible to visit a kiln that has been working for several generations and represents the typical local tradition.

Two different pottery productions in Northern Sudan

GARCEA, Elena Antonella Alda
2004

Abstract

Several social anthropological studies exist on northern Sudan, but no systematic research on craftwork productions in the area seems to exist. Manufacturing has become quite a rare profession, being practised by only 4.5% of the active population. This paper presents the information collected on the spot on two pottery productions in Karima and Tangasi. Winter is the driest season in the Sudan, which is favourable to pottery making. Nevertheless, the production of pottery does not seem to be limited to this season. The production of pottery reflects the different economic organisation of the two towns. In Karima, it was possible to observe an itinerant potter, of non-local origin, who installed in 1998 his activity in the suburbs of the town. In Tangasi, on the other hand, it was possible to visit a kiln that has been working for several generations and represents the typical local tradition.
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