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Bait Basket

Object Number:
37-22-177
Current Location:
Africa Gallery
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:
African
Materials:
Plant Fiber
Technique:
Basketry
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.
Height:
24cm
Outside Diamater:
17cm
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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