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Rectangular wooden press (al-'amara) used in the manufacture of chechias. Made in two pieces of solid wood with three metal hook hinges. Inside is stained red.
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Height: 2 centimetres
Width: 50 centimetres
Depth: 29 centimetres (closed)
- Curator's comments
- Eth.Doc.362. Wooden press used for pressing chechias (men's skull-caps). The craftsman places a chechia in the press and then uses the press as a seat. He may sometimnes be seated upon several presses in the workshop.
- Not on display
- Fair; wood has many holes and abrasions. Inside is stained red in places as dye from chechia has migrated.
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- Acquisition notes
- This fieldwork collection was purchased, together with Af1998,02-03, using British Petroleum sponsorship in February-March 1998.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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