Elephant Tail Switch

This elephant's tail switch was a traditional part of a chief's regalia. It was gifted to Paramount Chief A. Jai Kai Kai in 1942 when he was crowned chief of Panga-Kabonde Chiefdom, Pujehun District. He subsequently donated it to the Museum.

Further Information

  • Type: Regalia
  • Object: Elephant Tail Switch
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: 660mm [L]
  • Production Date: Pre 1942
  • Associated Places: Panga-Kabonde Chiefdom, Pujehun District (Place collected)
  • Associated People: Paramount Chief A. Jai Kai Kai (Donor)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1957.09.29

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