We are ending the #XeniaTakeoverHackneyMuseum with a very special object. This is Tamador’s mandoula. Check out the video to see what it looks like inside!
From everyone at here Xenia Women we would like to say thank you to Hackney Museum for giving us this space to share objects that mean so much to us! We hope you enjoyed it.
Image 1: Mandoula pot made from concentric rings of woven fronds. The camera is angled to show more of the lid and some of the pot itself can be seen in the lower half of the photograph. Different rings of the pot are different colours: purple on the outside, red, then red, black natural striped, then natural. There is a beaded design on the centre of the lid, gold, white and red. The same bead design is featured on the body of the pot.
Image 2: A photo taken of a computer screen. Web page image search of “Aseeda”. Black background, one image at the top, three along the bottom. All images show the same food dish. Brown dumpling dish with an orange or yellow sauce in a depression in the centre and around the side.
Image 3: White text on orange background. Text reads: "The object that I would like to share is something very special and touching. Called "Mandoula".
It is a container consisting of two parts, a mug made of wood and covered with a vessel made from fronds. In which a Sudanese traditional dish called "Aseeda'' is placed. It is one of the most delicious foods, especially in Darfur (the region where I came from) and is served on occasions such as weddings and Festivals.
The Sudanese recipe for Aseeda is made with flour and water, sometimes salt and oil is added. It is eaten with a soup made of dried meat, onion, oil and spices. The Mandoula experience takes you to the wide area of Sudanese heritage and the authentic Sudanese culture. My object is the outer part of the Mandoula."]