Vintage Hima Repousséd Milk Vessel Decor Vase
This is an old Hima (or Hema) container vase from Uganda. This beautiful hima vessel was primarily used for storing liquids, which were most commonly milk. Making an object such as this is extremely time consuming, not only to get the symmetry and shape right, but primarily the length of time it takes to hollow out the center. Since this is an old object the use of power tools was not an option. Because of this, as the wood ages and dries, thus separating, it was more efficient to repair the separation with methods of repoussé. Which is why this object has so many repairs in it. Luckily for our purposes this repairing bring amazing character and uniqueness. The container glistens in the light due to natural patina which almost shines the object with a protective layer. Towards the bottom of the object there is evidence of wood decay from the vessel sitting on the ground. A perfect one of a kind decor object that will stand out in any modern room.
This container measures 16" x 5.5" (14cm x 40cm)