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Object Number: 37-22-134
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Materials:Plant Fiber
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937


Jar-shaped. Quadrangular bottom; rounding off to circular rim [twined]. Wicker and twill. Of the type in which the "medicine" of the Himoi or Humoi Society is kept. It is a "purification" society. It washes with its "medicine" persons who are guilty of certain offences and the "bush" in which the offences have been committed.

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