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ID number:  BIRRC-D0152
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  'Seedpod' dance rattle
Object type:  Musical instrument
Culture:  Nigerian
Materials:  Seedpods, vegetable fibre and leather
Measurements:  80 cm (Containers) 4 x 1.5 cm each
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Pod-like cylindrical containers of moulded leather containing small pieces of waterworn quartz or feldspar. 58 of these are threaded on two lengths of twisted vegetable fibre to form a beet. Partial use of leather thonging. Provenance uncertain.
Collected in Nigeria between 1930/50.

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