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Trunk Trunk

Wooden trunk with outward curving sides and a rounded lid, covered with hide, except for the base

Poison holder Poison holder

Vessel with lid attached by string of glass beads (A.1909.499.41 A), wood carved into form of horn tip, used for carrying poison required in hunting: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Darabuka Darabuka

Darabuka or drum of beige stoneware with a white tin glaze, painted in overglaze blue: Morocco, Beni Malal, mid 20th century

Mirror case Mirror case

Mirror case of hide and canvas decorated in beadwork with two cramp-shaped motives in dark blue on a white ground and upper dentate border, with lower edging of brass chain above a long hide fringe: North America, Ojibwe or Cree, early 19th century

Necklace Necklace

Necklace consisting of thirty-two bear claws threaded on hide: North America, Canada, from the Northwest Coast

Mask Mask

Mask of wood with snout-like nose, painted red and black, with strips of hairy hide attached: North America, Canada, Northwest Coast, Heiltsuk, possibly carved by Daniel Houstie, c. 1890

Mitten Mitten

Mitten, one of a pair, of tanned caribou skin decorated with trade beads, dentalium shells and fringe, part of a Gwich'in man's summer outfit: North America, Canada, Northwest Territories, Gwich'in, c. 1862

Manual, prayer Manual, prayer

Prayer manual written in Ethiopic on parchment leaves and bound between hide covers: Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, probably 16th century

Satchel Satchel

Hide satchel for prayer manual, fitted with suspensory thongs: Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, probably 16th century

Spike fiddle Spike fiddle

Spike fiddle or mesenqo, with wooden box covered with skin, wooden neck and single string: Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Gondar, 19th century

Box lyre Box lyre

Box lyre or begena of wood and hide, played in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to accompany psalms and histories: Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Addis Alem, c. 1900

Bandolier Bandolier

Bandolier, of hide, with compartments for ammunition, decorated with metal discs and bells attached to a hemispherical leather shoulder bag ornamented with four engraved knives in sheaths attached along the top edge and five bells hanging from the curved edge of the bag, part of the regalia of Kwamin Intsiaku, Chief of Sarman: Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante people, pre 1903

Bag Bag

Bag of hide, semi circular with with belt loop, decorated with two engraved knives in sheaths attached to the top edge and a central circular metal disc with semi circular shapes above and below, six bells hang from the curved edge of the bag, part of the regalia of Kwamin Intsiaku, Chief of Sarman: Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Asante people, pre 1903

Satchel Satchel

Satchel of hide, with shoulder strap and decorated with applied knives and bells, part of the regalia of Kwamin Intsiaku, Chief of Sarman: West Africa, Ghana, Elmina, Ashanti, pre 1903

Cosmetic holder Cosmetic holder

Cosmetic holder of scraped animal hide (tandu), for galena which is worn around the eyes: Africa, West Africa, Northern Nigeria, Nassarawa Province, Hausa people, early 20th century

Cosmetic holder lid Cosmetic holder lid

Lid for cosmetic holder of scraped animal hide (tandu), used for galena which is worn around the eyes: Africa, West Africa, Northern Nigeria, Nassarawa Province, Hausa people, early 20th century

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