From: Sierra Leone

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 70-9-4
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mendi
Provenience Sierra Leone
Culture Area West Africa
Section African
Materials Seeds | Fiber | Hemp (uncertain)

Hemp like strapping to which is woven attached my numerous small rope twined strings. 1/2 nut shell strung on strands. Forms a heavy concentration of shells which swing. Tied around an extremity for noise making.

Height 11 cm
Length 64 cm
Width 20 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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