Three surgical knives, from the Masia peoples of East Africa, c. 1880-1920.

1880-1920 in Tanzania and Kenya

Surgical knife, long steel blade set in rough wooden handle, Masai, East Africa, 1880-1920

Three surgical knives with long steel blades set in roughly carved wooden handles, one of which has a hide sheath and loop for suspension. Made by the Masai people, East Africa, c. 1880-1920


Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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steel and wood
surgical instruments

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