Saqa

Saqa - Isole Fiji

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Technique and Dimensions:

Clay, sand, dakua resin (Agathis vitiensis)

Location:

C.D.A.1100, Legato Cap.E.A. D'Albertis, 1932

Provenance:

Second half of 19th century

Ceramic water container. Sand is added to the clay to make the material more consistent. The modeling is done by hand by women. After drying in the air, the product is cooked by fire at relatively low temperatures. It is then applied hot on the surface a "paint" made with a resin (makadre) from the tree called dakua.