African art > Jars, amphoras, pots, matakam > Ganda container
Sober and refined, with thin walls, this ancient container from East Africa was designed by a nomadic people. The latter was particularly decimated by the Islamic slave trade and by recurring internal wars. The groups of populations called "Bantu interlacustres", located between Lake Victoria and the Limpopo river, include the Ganda , Nyoro, Nkole, Soga, Toro, Hima, and the Tutsi of Rwanda and Burundi. Their cultures have similarities, like their artistic production and their objects of daily use.
Apart from the prestigious vases created by the potter in the service of the king, named kujona , the Ganda of Uganda also produce containers for daily use, such as this object patinated by use.
Satin patina, abrasions and small accidents.