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epe-ibong (bag)
  • Uda peoples
  • epe-ibong (bag), circa 2005
  • Where object was made: Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria
  • raffia, cloth, leather, plastic, metal, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 29.5 x 35 cm not including handles
    Object Height/Width: 11 5/8 x 13 3/4 in not including handles
  • Not on display
  • C2014.004
Description

Rectangular bag made from woven raffia on the outside, lined on the inside and with long black handles on both sides. The raffia on the outside is woven in a plaid pattern in a light tan color, dark blue-green, and light reddish purple. On one side there is a rectangular pocket, also made from woven raffia. The inside is lined in a black cloth and the handles are a thick black nylon strip. The top closes with a black plastic zipper with a metal pull and with a black leather border. On the inside there is a small pocket on the side, also with a black plastic zipper.