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ID number:  BIRRC-D0165
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Kel Adrar Twareg
Title / Object name:  Tuareg arm dagger and scabbard with arm band
Object type:  Dagger
Place made:  Kidal, N.E. Mali
Date made:  1971
Materials:  Recycled cartridge cases, cans, aluminium body panels, black battery casings
Measurements:  Scabbard: H415 x W100 x D80mm / Dagger: H590mm x W120mm x D35mm

Dagger with cross-shaped handle of wood decorated with metal and plastic. The blade is fashioned from a landrover leaf-spring. Scabbard decorated in appliqued black, red and green leather with brass and tin-plate or aluminium. Inscription, V:II . I+II= (see D0164)

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