In The Village Of Kalabougou Near Segou , Mali , Women Of The Numu Blacksmiths P ...
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Description: In the village of Kalabougou near Segou , Mali , women of the numu blacksmiths population have worked for centuries as traditional potters . Next to the kilns , a woman separates the red bark of a certain tree from the water it has been soaked in . The red dyed water will be used as a decorative glaze for the pots yet to be fired . The glaze is most often applied to the neck of the pot .