From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Curatorial Section: African
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island|
Used for making men's fishing nets like 37-22-182-187. If especially strong twist is required, fiber from the oil palm leaflets is used. The raphia fiber is stripped from the leaflets of Raphia vinifera. The twist is made, usually by the men, by rolling the fibers between the palm of the hand and the thigh.
|Credit Line||Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937|
|Other Number||unknown - Collector Number|
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