From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-54
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mendi
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Section African
Materials Cotton

The ground is of native fibre of the dark type; some of the yarn appears to have been smoked - see 37-22-45. Stripes of red-brown, blue and the natural color of the lighter-colored type of native fibre. These cloths are all made up of narrow strips stitched together; the looms are made for a narrow web. The cloths are often stored away, representing wealth. They may be used as blankets, or made up into wide gowns of North African type.

Length 395 cm
Width 188 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 107 - Collector Number

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