Trunk- Africa

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1 ED2019- Rattle Nigerian Cocoa Bean Rattles. Traditionally the Igbo women in southeastern Nigeria wear a waist belt rattle, and ankle rattle on each leg, and a rattle in each hand when they dance in ceremonies and festivals. The woven material is raffia palm fiber and the beans are the husk of the cocoa bean. 
2 ED2019- Rattle, Musical Wooden Rattle
3 ED2019-1 Shekere Western African Gourd Rattle. A and B. Consists of a dried gourd with beads or seeds woven into a net covering the gourd. Throughout the continent it is called different things, such as the lilolo, axatse, and chequere. In Nigeria it is called shekere.  ED2019-1 (Shekere) image
4 ED2019-10 Sistrum Modern sistrum made from thin sticks, metal disks, and wire. Would be played by shaking the instrument.  ED2019-10 (Sistrum) image
5 ED2019-11 Mbira Mbira, traditional to the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Also refered to as a kalimba.  ED2019-11 (Mbira) image
6 ED2019-110 Poster What Is African Art - poster
7 ED2019-117 Sculpture Kenyan Wood Sculpture
8 ED2019-12 Drum African pellet drum ED2019-12 (Drum) image
9 ED2019-13 Sculpture Akuaba Fertility Sculpture. ED2019-13 (Sculpture) image
10 ED2019-14 Drum Miniature Dunun Drum ED2019-14 (Drum) image
11 ED2019-15 Armlet West African Arm Band ED2019-15 (Armlet) image
12 ED2019-16 Comb West African Wood Hair Comb ED2019-16 (Comb) image
13 ED2019-18 Sculpture Wooden sculpture of a woman. From Kenya.  ED2019-18 (Sculpture) image
14 ED2019-180 Mbira Half Gourd with metal thumb keys. Engraved on the front with a hole cut in the lower half. Five Keys rest on a raised wooeden block . There are small gashes on the back of the gourd and from on the front. ED2019-180 (Mbira) image
15 ED2019-181 Drum, Slit Percussian instrument, hand carved. Comes with striker to make noise. Drum (A) and striker (B).  ED2019-181 (Drum, Slit ) image
16 ED2019-185 Rattle Made of cocoa beans and braided rope tied together. Beans attached to rope and dangled with untied ends. Meant to be tied and shaken by waist ankles or arms. Rough edges on cocoa beans cut in half. ED2019-185 (Rattle) image
17 ED2019-188 Shekere A gourd without a stem that has a curved narrow top and a round bulous bottom. Seeds are strung all the way around the bottom portion in a criss cross pattern to create a rattle.  Throughout the continent it is called different things, such as the lilolo, axatse, and chequere. In Nigeria it is called shekere.  ED2019-188 (Shekere) image
18 ED2019-19 Sculpture Male Kenyan Wood figurine ED2019-19 (Sculpture) image
19 ED2019-191 Kpoko-Kpoko Nigerian percussion instrument. Carved faces on alternate side, X carved on opposite sides. Card included with object: "Handmade from a light wood, then stained. This rattle originates in the southeast part of Nigeria where it is used as a part of rituals and dances and to celebrate market days." ED2019-191 (Kpoko-Kpoko) image
20 ED2019-194 Sistrum African percussion instrument. Double y-shaped piece of wood, with flattened bottle caps strung on wire between the legs of the y's. Used on market days in celebrations and in dances. Made by the Kikuyu of Kenya.  ED2019-194 (Sistrum) image
21 ED2019-196 Rattle Cocoa bean rattle- Cocoa beans strung together by braided rope. Rope is pierced through beans to connect them. Rope is tied off in knots on ends. Cocoa beans are halves, some have minor cracks on shells. Insides of some beans have unique marks, like scratches. From Nigeria ED2019-196 (Rattle) image
22 ED2019-2 Drum Kenyan Batá Drum ED2019-2 (Drum) image
23 ED2019-20 Rattle Fur covered cylinder, filled with seeds.  ED2019-20 (Rattle) image
24 ED2019-21 Sculpture Western African Dancer Figurine ED2019-21 (Sculpture) image