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A Woman Mixes Small Pieces Of Fired Clay ( Grog ) With Clay Body By Stamping On ...

A Woman Mixes Small Pieces Of Fired Clay ( Grog ) With Clay Body By Stamping On  ...

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Description: A woman mixes small pieces of fired clay ( grog ) with clay body by stamping on it . Mixing grog with the clay body will help the pot withstand the firing and repeated thermal stress of cooking . In the village of Kalabougou near Segou , Mali , women of the numu blacksmiths population have worked for centuries as traditional potters . A 7 day fabrication cycle leads to the weekly Saturday afternoon firing of the kilns , in which large stacks of pots are covered with grass and set on fire .

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