From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Bawngge

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 37-22-51D
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Bawngge
Section African
Materials Wood | Fiber

Woven by Bia Hai. Men are the weavers. The red dye is from the seeds of the arnatto [kam], the black from the leaves of tshok. All cloths are woven in narrow strips, which are stitched together to form the finished kottha.

Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 252 - Collector Number

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