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Sheath

Object Number:AF1145B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Balolo (Bantu culture)
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Aruwimi District
Section:African
Materials:Hide
Iron
Copper
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:629 - Other Number

Description

Sheath is made of hide which is stitched together over a wooden frame; top and bottom of sheath is wrapped in copper wire; copper wire is threaded through the hide on one side (the same side) of both the top and bottom; a strap made of hide is attached to the sheath on one side of the sheath; both ends of the strap are attached in the middle area.

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