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Fufu Bowl Fufu Bowl

Fufu Bowl Fufu Bowl

bamboo, 2014.

The people of the village Ekumfi-Ekrafwo and their queenmother Everlove decided to go for the production of bamboo bowls, bowls to be used for eating Fufu, a Ghanaean staple food. Bamboo is a common but rarely used local resource. Everybody sees the big advantage of bamboo compared to pottery - they won't break when they fall. Making a bamboo bowl has a long eastern asian tradition and it is not easy. Currently a local craftsman - experienced with bamboo though not with bowls - is in residency in Ekumfi-Ekrafwo and trying to teach himself and the villagers how to make it. Meanwhile we are experimenting with boat and floor varnishes for the finishing of the bowl. Ekumfi-Ekrafwo voted unanimously for a dark brown or black surface because this is the coulor the common pottery has; seeing a dark bowl whets people's appetite for Fufu.

Ekumfi, Ghana

Ekumfi
Ghana

5.334379,-0.960031

Tiefe Straße 4, Neuenkirchen, 29643, Germany

Tiefe Straße 4
Neuenkirchen
Germany
29643

53.0337805 , 9.7068219

30, Kakramadu Road, P.M.B. 52 - Cantonments, Ghana

30, Kakramadu Road
P.M.B. 52 - Cantonments
Ghana

5.5825555, -0.1642931999999746
open offen open abierto Aug 2017 – Aug 2027 Shop at Springhornhof/Internationaler Dorfladen im Springhornhof Sep – Oct 2015 Bogorodskoe Meshdunarodnij Selskij Magasin/Естественный обмен. Международный сельский магазин Mar 2015 Accra International Village Shop

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