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Object Number: 37-22-108
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Reed (plant)
Grass
Pigment
Length: 76cm
Width: 133cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number129 - Other Number

Description

Of reed or grass stalks. Twined work [raphia string] with bands of twill weave in which the weft is of raphia. The raphia elements are dyed yellow, red-brown, black; see 37-22-115. Sleeping mat. Kolma= reed, grass; bakla= decorated.


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