The Big Binge – 1000 litres of manioc beer
In the mountain regions of eastern Peru, there is a festival of initiation that involves years of planning and the consumption of up to 1000 litres of manioc beer. Bruno Illius, Professor of Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin, and Dr. Mona Suhrbier, custos at the Weltkulturen Museum, outline the cultural background of the festival and the role that manioc beer plays in the societies of Peru and Venezuela. Selected examples of the large, richly decorated and finely crafted vessels for beer and other objects from the collection of the museum will be presented.
Booking: 069 212 35095.