From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 37-22-181
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Section African
Materials Fiber

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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