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Object Number:
37-22-181
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:
African
Materials:
Fiber
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall

Bibliography:

[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13
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