Photo 37 – UBB-HAA-113

Men of the blacksmith/potter caste (Fur: “mir”) are making tuyeres of clay to be attached to the bellows (Fur: “swi”) used for blowing air into the furnace during smelting of iron (Fur: “daura”). While ordinary pottery making is performed by women of the “mir” caste, the making of clay tuyeres is undertaken by men.

Toumra, Northern Darfur.

Photo: Randi Haaland, 1978

Photo 37 - UBB-HAA-00113