Mandingo Sandal

One of a pair of Mandingo leather sandals. They have thick layered leather soles, with tooled brown leather straps, held together with a large black button. Mandingo was often used in the 19th century to refer to Muslim elites in the north of Sierra Leone.

Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Mandingo Sandal
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 250mm [L] x 100mm [W] x 60mm [H]
  • Production Date: Pre 1982
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Warwickshire Museum; Beck
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1982.32.16.a.b

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