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ID number: BIRRC-D0280G
Institution: Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection: Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker: Unknown
Title / Object name: Artefacts made from vegetable fibre
Object type: Textile
Place made: Nigeria
(G1) Fulani rain cape. Plaited palm-leaf strips (made from two mats, folded and stitched). 142 x 48 cm.
(G3) Donkey muzzle. Twisted / plaited palm-leaf strips. 18cm.
(G4) (1-2) Donkey hobbles. (1) Twisted fibre rope 30cm. (2) Plaited palm-leaf 40 cm.
(G5) (1-3) Brushes for removing flour from grinding stones. Palm-leaf strips. 15.5 cm.
(G6) (1-2) Two square fans with wooden handles. Dyed palm-leaf strips. (1) Green and purple 29 x 30 cm. (2) Green, purple and yellow 28 x 28 cm. Used to fan charcoal fires.
(G8) Large calabash cover (faifai). 42 cm. Chafe.
(G10) Straw hat. Fulani type. Brown and tan decorative band around crown. Palm leaf strips. 44 cm. Zinder.
(G13) Two twisted fibre ropes, looped at each end. 135 cm each.
These numbers refer to Tunley's original list. Not all items were lent to CWAS.
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