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Whisk

Object Number:AF1575
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tofoke
Topoke
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Leather
Hair
Metal
Length: 53.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1193 - Field No SF
31092 - Other Number

Description

Ceremonial whisk. Infrastructure of main body of whisk is wood or some type of plant fiber. Entire handle is wrapped tightly with a thin piece of ribbed metal. A piece of animal skin with blonde coarse hair is wrapped around and nailed to body of object.

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