Bucara Pote/Udu

Ceramic Clay Udu / Pote by Bucara. 12" x 9", complete with material resting hoop.

The name Udu ( also called Pote, abang, kimkim) stems from Nigerian Igbo language, meaning “pot” or “vessel.” The clay construction is based upon centuries-old African traditions whereby women would play a water jug with an additional hole at ceremonies. The Udu possesses a distinct subtle bass tonal quality. It is played by quickly hitting the side hole with the palm of the hand and closing the top hole. Additional tonal and percussive effects can be achieved by striking the pot with the fingers or rubbing the textured surface.