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Transportation
African
World Cultures ➔ Bag, Cloth

Identifier:
119711
Description:
Roughly woven, tan cloth bag with pale blue (silk?) cloth lining. Blue ribbon drawstring with bone-colored eyelets and cowrie-shell stops sewn on ends.;Most likely made in the Kasai region of Congo. Identified by Raymond Silverman, Professor of History, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor; tel: 734.615.9847.;Richard B. Crowe donated several items from Egypt, Africa, and South America as part of Accession 4821. They were supposedly collected by a Dr. Robert B. Myers, a Baptist minister, in 1909. He is said to have traveled "1000 miles up the Congo -- 800 up Niger River". It is possible that Niger is a misunderstanding or mistake for "Nile."
Materials:
Cloth, Cowrie Shells
Dimensions:
12.1" h 9" w 0.2" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Richard B. Crowe
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Kasai Ethnic Group

Richard B. Crowe