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Spinning-top, toy made of gourd, cane.
Height: 5 centimetres
Width: 8.60 centimetres
Depth: 8.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Ethdoc 397 - Notes on Ethnographical specimens from the Ulanga Valley, Tanganyika Territory. This is presumably:
11. 2 spinning tops, made by children among the Wambunga of the Ulanga Valley, and used in a game. Three slivers of bamboo are set in the gorund, the players take sides, and points are scored by spinning the top in such a way that it touches a specified piece of bamboo. The spin is imparted with the hands alone. Mbunga name of the tops, mindi, sing. and pl.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number