University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-72-400
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Senegal
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Technique:Tanned
Tooled
Stained
Incised
Appliqued
Sewn
Braided
Lashed
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1900.1.225 - Other Number

Description

A large flat saddle bag made of animal skin. The bag is open across the top with two braided cords (one tan and one black) that form a handle. Attached to either side of the cords is long fringe. The bottom of the bag is rounded and the two legs are fastened with a flat narrow belt that is lashed with thin multi-colored leather strands. Long fringe is attached to each end. The neck of the bag is closed with a round tube lashed with thin multi-colored leather strands. Both the front and back of bag are decorated with appliques of various sizes and shapes of leather. The appliques are decorated with stained, tooled, incised, and cut geometric and curvilinear designs.


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