Fly whisk with red, white and blue glass beads wit

Made:
1851-1920 in Uganda

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Fly whisk with red, white and blue glass beads with ring of cowrie shells and tuft of brown hair one end and single cowrie shell at base. possibly used as amulet from Uganda, 1851-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A301571
Materials:
beads, glass, cloth, hessian, hair, shell, cowrie and skin
type:
fly-whisk
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment