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Object Number: 37-22-150
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Sherbro
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Glass
Fiber
Length: 91cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number117 - Other Number

Description

Band of netted beadwork of green, black, and coral-coloured glass beads in pairs end to end; the edges are stitched together to form a tube enclosing some soft material; the tip of each chevron is marked with a small triangle of white beads. This is the front half of the girdle; the back is a loosely plaited cord of strings of green and coral-coloured beads. See 37-22-69 (girl's costume).


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