Leather Pouch

A cylindrical leather pouch for holding bottles. The bottom end is decorated with tooled and painted leather, and the bag is closed by drawing together the top with a braided leather strap. This bag was donated to the British Museum by Sir Harry Johnston who worked in Liberia - it may be either from Liberia or Sierra Leone. This example is typical of Muslim Sierra Leonean leatherwork in the provinces, commonly known as Mandingo.

Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Leather Pouch
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 460mm [L] x 140mm [W] x 60mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1906
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: A. E. Johnston (Collector)
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1906.1016.12

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