From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Movaudi

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-287
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Movaudi
Culture Area West Africa
Section African
Materials Gourd | Fiber | Seeds

A gourd, emptied and dried, around which are looped strings of seeds of a plant, tengben. The strings are alternately held loose and jerked tight to produce the sharp rhythmic crash of the seeds against the gourd which marks, together with a pair of small drums, the tempo of the Bondo Society dances.

Length 67 cm
Outside Diameter 14 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 17 - Collector Number | I-444 uncertain - Seder Number

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