A basket in two parts covered with strips of variously coloured leather. Although it comes from Northern Nigeria, it is included here as it was originally collected by a member of Sierra Leone's Krio community, W. J. Johnson. From the mid-nineteenth century, Krio traders, missionaries and professionals settled along the coast of West Africa. This Krio diaspora maintained close links with Sierra Leone through their way to Freetown where they were sometimes acquired by European collectors.

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Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Basket
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Other, Krio
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1910
  • Associated Places: Baro, Northern Nigeria (Created)
  • Associated People: W. J. Johnson (Collector); A. Ridyard (Donor)
  • Museum: World Museum Liverpool Sierra Leone Collection
  • Accession Number: LIVCM.

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