Leather Tool

This is one of five wooden tools, used for polishing and decorating leather. Many tooled leather items from Sierra Leone have come to be known as Mandingo leatherwork , referring to a type of leatherwork associated with Muslin elites. This example has rounded, pointed, end.

Further Information

  • Type: Tools, implements
  • Object: Leather Tool
  • Materials: Wood
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1969
  • Associated Places: Ruare Village, Massanasi Town (Place collected)
  • Associated People: Mr. Abu Sesay, Freetown (Trader); Karanke Jaila (Previous owner)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1969.03.01D

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