- Museum number
Palm mid-rib loom: heading rod, of split palm.
- Curator's comments
- Register 1960
Palm mid-rib loom: beams (a) and (b), shed rod (c) and laze rods (?) (d) and (e), are sections of palm mid-rib. Temple (f), heddle (g), spool (h) and heading rod (i) are of split palm, sword (j) hardwood. A part-woven piece of cloth (k), 15" wide, continuous warp, is in stipes of dark and light blue, magenta and natural cotton, the weft is dark blue cotton.
"Loom made of the petioles of Raphia vinigera Beauv. Gold Coast. 99.1883. Captain Moloney." (From 1874 to 1886 the settlement of Lagos was administered as part of the Gold Coast which explains the attributions of 202 and 204. 205 is also almost certainly from what is now Nigeria. PAA.)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number