Cake made of castor oil seeds and pounded fruit, mixed with urine and lakula and rubbed on skin

Item

Title

Cake made of castor oil seeds and pounded fruit, mixed with urine and lakula and rubbed on skin

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Organic Matter

Description

Small greenish cake used by men and women. It is made from caster oil seeds and pounded fruit. The green colouration comes from standing the cake in a copper bangle (from same mine as the iron). It is spread on the skin. The fruit used is called olomeke and the castor oil seeds are called olomolo. This is according to the Duplicate Memorandum Notebook (see below).

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c. 1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Organic

Identifier

ETH.ANG2.1412
1424 (Old Number)

Source

1936
Diana and Antoinette Powell-Cotton
Duplicate Memorandum Book with pencil writing 'Angola 1936' on cover - p. 49-50

Relation

Space/Place

Africa
Angola
Enclosure of Kavela (blacksmith). After last bend of the River Poponde. Before Mupa.
Cultural group: Vahanda and/or Kwanyama.
[HFD 13/07/2021]

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust