Used for making men's fishing nets like 37-22-182-187. If especially strong twist is required, fiber from the oil palm leaflets is used. The raphia fiber is stripped from the leaflets of Raphia vinifera. The twist is made, usually by the men, by rolling the fibers between the palm of the hand and the thigh.
Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall 1936-1937
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13
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