Mandingo Slippers

A pair of Mandingo leatherwork slippers. Mandingo is used her to denote a type of craftsmanship often associated with Muslim elites. These slippers are made from red leather, dyed using telie bark. They have woven panels of leather and grass.

Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Mandingo Slippers
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Fula, Mandingo
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1965
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Sorie Tunkara (Maker)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1965.71.01

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