Open today 10 am – 5 pm


Object Number:37-22-59
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Length: 265 cm
Width: 56 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number:66 - Collector Number


The ground is of the natural light colour of the fibre. Designs include: [drawings on card, see photo]. Bands of black and white between bands of blue; a chequer of black and white squares each outlined on two sides with a red line. This is the kind of hammock used mainly by native chiefs and Europeans for travelling. It is hung from a canopy fitted with two poles, which are supported on the heads of four bearers, two at each end.

You may also be interested in these objects:

Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.