Mandingo Sandal

One of a pair of Mandingo leather sandals. They have thick layered leather soles, with tooled brown leather straps, held together with a large black button. This example is typical of Muslim Sierra Leonean leatherwork in the provinces, commonly known as Mandingo.

Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Mandingo Sandal
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 240mm [L] x 90mm [W] x 50mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1869
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Henry Christy
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.4175.b

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