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calabash cover
  • unknown Fulani maker
  • calabash cover, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Nigeria or Chad
  • grass, plastic, yarn, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Diameter: 41.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 16 5/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.092

Flat calabash bowl cover, made by coiling. The inner bundles of the coils are made from grass, wrapped in thin strands of white plastic. There are five rows of decoration with points, similar to flower petals, made from small pieces of alternating red and black yarn.