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Object Number:
37-22-54
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Mendi
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:
African
Materials:
Cotton
Description:
The ground is of native fibre of the dark type; some of the yarn appears to have been smoked - see 37-22-45. Stripes of red-brown, blue and the natural color of the lighter-colored type of native fibre. These cloths are all made up of narrow strips stitched together; the looms are made for a narrow web. The cloths are often stored away, representing wealth. They may be used as blankets, or made up into wide gowns of North African type.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall
Other Number:
107   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
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African Gallery (1987 - 1994)
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