Pottery Production as an Asset for Women’s Livelihood


SKU: 9783639292350
Author: Yeneabat, Mulu K Butterfield, Alice
Publication Date: 09/23/2010
Publisher: VDM Verlag
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Pottery production, even though it requires toil and dirties the potters with mud and smoke, it gives them great pleasure and happiness as a means of livelihood. One potter explains, “There is no thing which could satisfy me as what pottery could satisfy me. It is by pottery that I am living a satisfactory life and can support my children.” Another potter wishes that “the entire world could be a potter.” In expressing her love for the art, another potter says that the customary non-working days of Saturdays and Sundays each week “are too long for me. I am eager for Monday to start my pottery. When I produce pottery, even if I am sick, I feel healthy. I like to produce pottery even though I have a hard pain, my pottery will treat and cure me.”