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ID number:  BIRRC-D0053
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Cylindrical decorated calabash
Object type:  Calabash
Place made:  Ilorin, Nigeria
Culture:  Hausa
Collector:  Danford, John
Measurements:  40 cm

With pyrographic decoration in black. 'ZUNGERU' (hausa). 'JUNGBU' (yoruba).
Used by women to dye their hands with henna. 'SEERE' (yoruba). Collected in 1952.
Label states Ilorin and Hausa

Notes:  Previsouly listed as Yoruba - unclear why

2 Related People

Danford, John


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