Leather Covered Bottle

A glass bottle, encased in leatherwork and woven fibre. It was brought in to the Brighton Museum to showcase the original dyes used in Sierra Leone, made from various roots, plants and earth. It originates in Kabala. The covered bottle resembles other examples from Kabala, encased in so-called Mandingo leatherwork.

Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Leather Covered Bottle
  • Materials: Glass, Leather, animal skin, Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1921
  • Associated Places: Kabala
  • Associated People: Dr. E. Hopkinson (Seller)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R2314/1

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