African art - Ga'anda: The Ga'anda inhabit the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. The best known objects are the terracotta vessels used for funeral rites. Two jars were used; one for the spirit of the deceased, the other for the ancestral spirit of the clan. In this respect, the jars remained in the altar, the Ketn Buuca, for one year. Once this time was up, the spirit of the deceased was released. The offerings nevertheless helped to improve the relationship with the spirits and thus receive their blessings.
African art > Jars, amphoras, pots, matakam > Ganda milk pot
Decorated with a frieze of parallel grooves and diamonds, this ancient container from East Africa was designed by a nomadic people. The latter was particularly decimated by the Islamic slave trade and by recurrent infighting. Population groups called "Bantous 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, as do their artistic production and their everyday objects.
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 everyday use, such as this object patinated by use and equipped with a woven lid. Desication crack.