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Tamba pottery, view 03., communal kiln

Abstract

It was common in traditional pottery villages for there to be a large communal kiln which might be fired several times a year, with each workshop in the village filling several chambers with their production. This slide and the next (ecasia000324) show the very long communal tube kiln at Tamba-Tachikui. In this slide western potters may be particularly interested in the stacked wood for the next firing, noting how finely it is split and the uniformity of the length of the wood and the careful sizing of the bundles.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Earlham College
PID
coccc:22570
Extent
746 h x 603 w, 96 ppi