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Textile

Object Number:37-22-54
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mendi
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Cotton
Length: 395 cm
Width: 188 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number:107 - Collector Number

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery (1987 - 1990) View Objects in Exhibition

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