Vintage African Bahima Wooden Milk Container, ekyanzi Bahima Tribal Uganda Vessels - Black
These cylindrical wooden vessels are carved with great skill by the pastoral Bahima people who used these vessels to collect lmilk, store honey & butter. Byanzi are wonderfully sculptural vintage wooden milk container known as ekyanzi, made in Uganda Africa by the Bahima or Hima tribe. These types of vessels were used for holding cow milk. Traditionally these jugs are hand carved from wood of the omusisa tree and are frequently seen with a protective woven spiral cover over the opening. Often these vessels take on a blackened patina from use and/or storage next to fire and soot. From the estate of a local antiques dealer.
Please note that many of our handmade items are one of a kind, perfectly imperfect, vintage and have indigenous decorative repair work which we believe adds to the intrinsic value and beauty of the items. No two items are exactly the same.
Can be used as: Home Decor, Vase & as a gift
- Approximately D: 2.5” x 8.5” H
- Made in Uganda
- Made of wood
- Cover Include!
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
Made only in an ethical, fair trade environment. Handwoven by a cooperative of women located in Uganda, this one of kind piece takes weeks to complete.