Lamisi

Name of Artiste:   ANTIQUE

Product Type :  Clay

Weight: approx. 30 kg

Color: Brown

This is a drinking pot which belongs to a woman called Lamisi who had 2 sons and 4 daughters. On that fateful day, all the men had joined in the battle leaving women and children. A faction of their enemy came into the community and captured  all the women and children.  Instead of surrendering, the women fought BACK. There were gun shots heard. Many women lost their lives, including Lamisi. When the men arrived to the scene after word was sent to them, it was too late. The community was burnt to the ground.  This provoked the men, hence it is believed to be one of the major factors that prolonged the war for over 2 decades. The war was not resolved until 2015. Little is heard of her daughters. Her son who was the only surviving member died in 2004. It is believed  that most women fled into neighboring countries. It’s been 25 years.
I LOVE THIS PIECE BECAUSE, IT REMINDS ME OF BRAVERY. EVEN THOUGH THEY LOST THEIR LIVES, THEY FOUGHT ANYWAY. THEY WOULD HAVE DIED ANYWAY IF THE DIDN’T. THEY EXPECTED TO WIN.
TO ME, THEY DID. THEY DID BECAUSE THEY ATTEMPTED. A TRIBUTE TO ALL WOMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE WAR. The pot appears burnt with an uneven surface at the edge. Suitable for museums. ONE ONLY AVAILABLE. Please request a price quotation.

 

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