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ID number:  BIRRC-D0380(W5)
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Bone ash cake(alli)
Object type:  Textile manufacturing equipment
Place made:  N. Nigeria
Culture:  Hausa
Collector:  Tunley, Peter
Measurements:  Various

Several round pieces of bone ash cake. These are used as chalks to keep the weavers fingers dry during weaving. These are part of a larger collection of Hausa objects that were loaned to the University of Birmingham by Peter Tunley in 1978. The collection was given as a gift to the University in 2010.

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