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nail cleaner
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • nail cleaner, 1979
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • copper, wire
  • Object Length/Width: 6.6 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width: 2 5/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.081
Description

Small metal tool made from copper. The handle is thin and made from a small piece of copper that is wrapped around and leaving a small seam on one side. Both ends of the handle are wrapped in a section of copper wire. At one end the metal tapers down to a thin strip and the strip then is wrapped around, creating a small loop in the metal.