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animal skin kohl container with lid
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • animal skin kohl container with lid, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • animal skin, hide, leather, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 7.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 2 15/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0227.a,b

Dried skin wrapped with strips of fur, most of which have been dyed black and two strips dyed light orange-brown. Pale green leather strips between fur strips. The body (2011.0227.a), or pot, is shaped somewhat like a cone with a long, unwrapped portion extending from the top. The lid (2011.0227.b), which is entirely wrapped in fur and leather, is a tube that is closed on one side and fits onto the unwrapped section of the body.