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Pen-case (a) of tapering form made of interwoven natural-coloured dom palm fibre fronds with gourd base and separate dom palm fibre cover (b). Pen-case has outer covering, running from neck to base, of split dom palm fibre fronds which are natural-coloured or dyed purple and green; interwoven to form decorative pattern. Single carrying strap made of twisted palm fibre is looped around one of palm fronds of outer covering.
- Production date
Length: 31 centimetres
Width: 6 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Many of the objects in this collection were previously displayed in an exhibition,'The Arts of the Hausa', at the Commonwealth Institute, 1976, as part of the World of Islam Festival. Eth.Doc.364.
Pen-cases such as this were used Quranic pupils to hold their corn-stalk pens. This pen-case was acquired by the vendor in 1975, while conducting fieldwork in Nigeria.
- Not on display
- Generally good condition. Surface speckling.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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