Leather Pouch

A leather pouch with flaps decorated with tooled and painted geometric design. It has a leather loop at each corner, and one at the fastening, to which are attached leather tassels. This example is typical of Muslim Sierra Leonean leatherwork in the provinces, commonly known as Mandingo leatherwork.

Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Leather Pouch
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 380mm [L] x 230mm [W] x 650mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1852
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: James Fawsett
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1852.930.39

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