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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Brush made of grass.

  • Ethnic name

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38 centimetres
    • Width: 11 centimetres
    • Depth: 7.7 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See Ethdoc 397 - Notes on Ethnographical specimens from the Ulanga Valley, Tanganyika Territory. This is presumably:
    12. Ordinary brush for sweeping out houses etc. Common among many tribes. This one was made by an Mbunga of Kiberege village. Swahili name, ufagio, pl. fagio.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


Brush made of grass.



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