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string of leather buttons
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • string of leather buttons, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • leather, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 32 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 5/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.053

A string of several small leather buttons strung on a thin leather cord. Each button is made from dyed red leather and has a rounded ball at one end that is made from woven or braided strips of leather and there is a loop at the other end made from thin strips of beaded leather.