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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am1978,15.1154

  • Description

    Brush; made from palm fibre?; bundle of fibre, dyed fuchsia, purple, yellow and green, folded in half and wrapped at folded end with twisted fibre cord; twisted fibre loop for carrying handle.

  • Date

    • 1970s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 34.5 centimetres
    • Width: 11 centimetres
    • Depth: 4.5 centimetres
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1977-1978, London, Horniman Museum

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1978

  • Acquisition notes

    Objects collected during the 1970s by Chloë Sayer and Marcos Ortiz. They were exhibited in 1977-1978 at the Horniman Museum, and later acquired by the British Museum.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1978,15.1154

Brush; made from palm fibre?; bundle of fibre, dyed fuchsia, purple, yellow and green, folded in half and wrapped at folded end with twisted fibre cord; twisted fibre loop for carrying handle.

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