African Project: Hausa

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Catalog # Name Description
1 1969.0021 Caftan Gold-colored machine embroidery around neck, down front, and on sleeves. 1969.0021 (Caftan) image
2 1973.40.3.0002 Molo Stringed instrument, played like a guitar. Sound box is framed by a gourd over which rawhide is stretched. Small carrying handle is thin red leather strap wrapped on top end. Long wood stick handle. On reverse side rawhide is sewn tight around the gourd. 1973.40.3.0002 (Molo) image
3 1978.46.1 Comb Silver-gray metal stick, pointed at one end for combing, hammered flat at other end for spreading unguents. Color: GY
4 1978.46.28 Frontlet Frontlets. Brown leather band, adjustable slip knot, four decorative leather squares (two large, two small) suspended from band. Dyed decorative black designs, woven tan and green fiber design and leather fringe on end tail. 1978.46.28 (Frontlet) image
5 1978.46.3 Knife Two parts. a. Boy's hunting knife, dark brown leather wrapped handle, metal band on hilt, tapered metal blade, rounded at point, blade dyed black at center. b. Scabbard, dark brown leather, three green fiber bands at top, tooled design on center, wrapped with leather thong at tip. Color: BR
6 1978.46.4 Knife Two parts. a. Boy's hunting knife, dark brown leather wrapped handle, metal band on hilt, tapered metal blade, round at point, blade dyed black at center. b. Scabbard, dark brown leather, three green fiber bands at top, tooled design on center, wrapped with leather thong at tip. Color: BR
7 1978.46.5 Knife Two parts. a. Knife, man's hunting, black leather handle, brown leather band at handle base, metal band at hilt, tapered metal blade, round at tip badly rusted, pitted. b. Scabbard, brown tooled leather, loop at top to attach to belt, knotted strap to secure knife, four vertical green fiber bands at top; two horizontal green, one brown band below, wrapped with tan leather thong at tip, rounded tip. Color: BR,TN
8 1978.46.6 Knife Two parts. a. Grass cutting knife (machete type), sewn dark brown leather handle, white leather stitching on top, brown leather band at top, single edged metal blade, razor sharp edge. b. Scabbard, light brown leather, tooled and dyed design on center, to secure knife, three sections of woven white fiber bands at top, leather fringe at sides and tip, dyed design at top, sturdy leather work. Color: BR,WH