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Description

Hand weaving loom of wood and cane with weaving sample, collected by David Livingstone: Africa, Mozambique or Malawi, Mangan'ja people

Museum reference

A.762.2

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Loom

Production information

Mozambique, Southern Africa, AFRICA
Malawi, Southern Africa, AFRICA

Style / Culture

Mang'anja

Materials

Wood, Cane, Textile

Associations

Collector: Livingstone, David, Rev. Dr, 1813 - 1873

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay

  • Dr Livingstone I Presume (23 Nov 2012 - 07 Apr 2013)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Sarah Worden, 'Livingstone's Loom, Malawi' in Jacobs, Knowles & Wingfield eds., Trophies, Relics and Curios? Missionary heritage from Africa and the Pacific, Sidestone Press, Leiden, pp.51-56

Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi, David & Charles Livingstone, John Murray, London, 1865 p. 102 (There is also an etching ‘Native web, and weaver smoking the huge tobacco pipe of the country’ p89)

Sarah Worden (ed), ‘Exhibiting Livingstone’ in David Livingstone: Man, Myth and Legacy, NMS Enterprises- Publications Ltd., Edinburgh, 2012, p.7 (illustrated)

Sarah Worden, Explorer, Spring, 2013 ‘Exploring Livingstone’s Legacy’ pp.1-18. (a copy in the supplementary files)

Galt, A, The Livingstone Centenary Loan Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Museum, reprinted from The Scottish Geographical Magazine, vol.xxix., May 1913 pp.243-252.

A Guide to the Livingstone Centenary Exhibition, Scotch Education Department, The Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, His Majesty’s Stationary Office, Morrison & Gibb Ltd, Edinburgh, 1913.

Martin, T. C., Report of the year 1911-12 by the Director Sir T. Carlaw Martin, LL.D., F.R.S.E., on the Royal Scottish Museum. London, His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1912., pp. 12-13.

Martin, T. C., Report of the year 1912-13 by the Director Sir T. Carlaw Martin, LL.D., F.R.S.E., on the Royal Scottish Museum. London, His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1913., pp. 6-7.

Martin, T. C., Report of the year 1913-14 by the Director Sir T. Carlaw Martin, LL.D., F.R.S.E., on the Royal Scottish Museum. London, His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1914., pp..2-3.

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/world-cultures/weaving-loom

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