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ID number:  BIRRC-D0380(L4)
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Three pairs of children's shoes
Object type:  Leatherwork
Place made:  N. Nigeria
Culture:  Hausa or Fulani
Materials:  Leather and rubber
Measurements:  14/15 cm long
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Red leather uppers with dyed black geometric patterning. Matching leather ankle strap and soles made from rubber tyres. These were purchased in Hadejia, a market town in northern Nigeria. They are part of the collection of Hausa items loaned to the University of Birmingham by Pete Tunley in 1978. Most of the collection was consequently gifted to the University in 2010.

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