- Museum number
Fish cleaning tool, potter's tool, potter's tool, worm container made of shell (mollusc).
Height: 5.40 centimetres
Width: 11 centimetres
Depth: 6.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Ethdoc 397 - Notes on things brought from Tanganyika by A T and G M Culwick. This is presumably:
16. Shell. This mollusc is used by all the peoples of the Ulanga Valley, in the following ways:- Its flesh is used for food or as bait for fish; its empty shell serves as a container for worms for bait, which are plastered into it with mud, and as an implement for reaping, for scraping the scales off fish and for smoothing pottery before it is fired; while broken pieces of the shell are used for making designs on pottery.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number