vessels in the palace photo and captionMacramé hangers, wisps of sweet grass, and woven mats are rendered in exquisite detail in this tableau of the traditional kitchen area of the palace of the King (Umwami).  Liquids—beer, wine, milk—were kept cool in earthenware containers or hollowed gourds.  Compare it to the photo, left.

Dimensions: 23" x 32"