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The potters of Buur Heybe, Somalia.

Author: Tara Belkin; Filmakers Library, inc.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, [1991]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a small village in southern Somalia, only the men make the pottery, skillfully coordinating their hands and feet. But, like their ancestors, the women mine the clay. This program reveals the entire process of turning rough soil into beautifully decorated pottery, and describes the role of pottery in the economy of the village.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Belkin; Filmakers Library, inc.
OCLC Number: 25895776
Credits: Produced by Tara Belkin.
Cast: Surer Noor.
Description: 1 videocassette (25 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.

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In a small village in southern Somalia, only the men make the pottery, skillfully coordinating their hands and feet. But, like their ancestors, the women mine the clay. This program reveals the entire process of turning rough soil into beautifully decorated pottery, and describes the role of pottery in the economy of the village.

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