Raffia Bag

This is a woven raffia bag striped in black, orange, and yellow. It is included as it was originally collected by a member of Sierra Leone's Krio community, John. G. Taylor. From the mid-nineteenth century, Krio traders, missionaries and professionals settled along the coast of West Africa and in settlements on the Niger River. This Krio diaspora maintained close links with Sierra Leone through steam shipping lines, and objects from throughout the region found their way to Freetown where they were sometimes acquired by European collectors. John G. Taylor was a steam engineer, and a missionary, based in Freetown.

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Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Raffia Bag
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Other, Krio
  • Dimensions: 585 mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1907
  • Associated Places: Central Nigeria: Lokoja (Created and collected)
  • Associated People: John. G. Taylor (Collector); A. Ridyard (Donor)
  • Museum: World Museum Liverpool Sierra Leone Collection
  • Accession Number: LIVCM.

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