Bow and blood arrow
Bow

Blood gourd
Blood gourd

Arrows
Arrows



BLOOD GOURD (enkukuri)


Back to items maporigin : Kiserian, Kenya
material : calabash, pearls, leather, fibres
dimension (cm) : H=66, D=13
date : 20th century
collection Agropolis-Museum, Inv. n° 96.3.311.1 et 2

Allows for the blood to be collected from the cow for consumption.
Detail:
Blood gourd : detail
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Blood consumption by the Massai :
The Massai are a population of shepherds living in Kenya and Tanzania. Animals are being raised with much respect, and are neither slaughtered nor consumed, except under very peculiar circumstances (birth, ceremonies, etc.).
The cows produce milk which is an important food. When milk becomes scarce during the dry season, or as required for cultural reasons, Massai would consume cattle blood without killing the animals.

Others items related to blood consumption :
Bow and blood arrow

Blood gourd



 

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