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Story: The |khu or Bushman soup-spoon


The |khu or Bushman soup-spoon


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


The /khu, or Bushman soup spoon. This is a brush of native manufacture, the stem of which is also used to scratch the fire together. By |han≠kass’o (L VIII.-1. 6083 and 6084). The |khu is made by the men who bind together the back hairs of the |gipp (Proteles, or aardwolf). There are also details about the springbok's 'paxwax', or |kuerri, in this account of the making of the soup spoon.


1) p.6083v: the springbok's |kuerri, or 'paxwax', is yellow and lies on the bone, 2) see also The !au or shaped rib-bone, used by Bushmen in eating some kinds of food, 3) This story is found in Book VIII-1


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


January 1878


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