University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 70-9-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Mendi
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Culture Area: West Africa
Section:African
Materials:Seeds
Fiber
Hemp (uncertain)
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Hemp like strapping to which is woven attached my numerous small rope twined strings. 1/2 nut shell strung on strands. Forms a heavy concentration of shells which swing. Tied around an extremity for noise making.


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