University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 37-22-54
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number107 - Other Number


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.

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