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Woman's girdle made of string, cane.
Height: 27.60 centimetres (bundle of string)
Height: 26.30 centimetres (gridle)
Width: 6.70 centimetres (bundle of string)
Width: 5.10 centimetres (gridle)
Depth: 0.50 centimetres (bundle of string)
Depth: 0.20 centimetres (gridle)
- Curator's comments
- See Ethdoc 274 - list of Native Articles collected by Major Powell-Cotton in Chad Colony and Sanga Forest, 1925. This is presumably:
Fork guard and girdle - of thirty plaited cords, worn by M'Betty, a woman of the Kan sub-tribe of the Sara M'Bai, inhabiting the country to the N.W. of the junction of the Nana Baria and the Bahr Sara rivers, Chad Colony, between approximately 7,.40 and 8.50 N and 16.30 (?) [sic] and 17.40 E. This form of Fork Guard is called 'Cliyee'. I only saw it worn by this sub-tribe ...Bought from owner at Kor (Chief Dina cuda) ....'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Af1926,1015.1 to 16 were given by Major P H G Powell-Cotton, and were collected by him in Chad Colony and Sanga Forest. There are associated photographs and documents. The register has comments on each item.
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