This item is recorded by thee Sierra Leone National Museum as a Ju-ju Charm . Is consists of a stained cotton bundle containing magical substances, medicines, or herbs. Cotton string has been coiled around it, and a cowrie shell has been sewn on to one side. It is said to have belonged to Karanke Jaila, a leatherworker from Ruare Village, who used it to attract customers to his shop.

Further Information

  • Type: Religious/ritual equipment, charms
  • Object: Charm
  • Materials: Textile, Vegetable, organic fibre, Shell
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1969
  • Associated Places: Ruare Village, Massanasi Town (Place collected)
  • Associated People: Mr. Abu Sesay, Freetown (Trader); Karanke Jaila (Previous owner)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1969.03.02

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