Quer (maloda) used by the Jur Tribe for hoeing, c 1930s.

Image number: 10327315

Quer (maloda) used by the Jur Tribe for hoeing, c 1930s.

This wrought iron hoe was made by the Jur Tribe of Sudan using a simple clay furnace to heat the metal before hammering it into shape. The Jur are an African Luo people living south of Wau in southern Sudan, who are typically non-Muslim and non-Arabic speaking, and who are predominantly farmers and blacksmiths.

Image number:
10327315
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
28 October 2003 11:41
Image rights:
Science Museum