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Object Number: 37-22-177
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Sherbro
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Plant Fiber
Technique:Basketry
Height: 24cm
Outside Diameter:17cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937

Description

Used by women in collecting bait for the fishermen: cockles, small crabs, etc., on the shore at ebbtide. It is also used to hold small fish, for food, caught by the women with their special nets [37-22-178]. Jar-shaped. Wicker, cf. 37-22-174.


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