Mandingo Sandal

One of a pair of Mandingo leather sandals. They have layered leather soles, with a wide strap and a large domed bottom in red, yellow, and black, leather. Mandingo is a term 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: Fula, Mandingo, Mende
  • Dimensions: 62mm x 100mm x 230mm [L]
  • Production Date: Pre 1904
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R595a/7b

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