Browse Items (589 total)

  • Collection: Horniman Museum

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Knife with flat, rectangular blade, in leather sheath. With wooden handle. O.L. 372 mm.

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Knife with flat, rectangular blade, in leather sheath. With wooden handle. O.L. 372 mm.

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A sheath for a sword.

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Sword-knife with broad blade. Label: a fragment of a label affixed to the blade.

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Bundle of plant fibre, possibly a sample of raffia.

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Bundle of plant fibre, possibly a sample of raffia.

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A collection of four cowrie shells, possibly used as a charm. From Lukolela, East Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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A charm which consists of a piece of knotted textile. From Lukolela, East Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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A charm which consists of a piece of knotted textile with a decorative pattern. From Lukolela, East Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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A charm, possibly a charm necklace. The object consists of a lump of what is possibly clay, with cowrie shells embedded into the surface. From Lukolela, East Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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A cylindrical basket used to contain charms. Both the basket and the handle are made of plant fibre. From Lukolela, East Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Part of a charm, made of a small wooden stick.

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Part of a charm, made of a small antelope horn.

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Part of a charm, consisting of a small, pale stick.

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Part of a charm, consisting of a small horn.

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One of a pair of clappers made of wood, each with a notch carved in the centre.

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One of a pair of clappers made of wood, each with a notch carved in the centre.

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Wooden sample of a type of creeper from the former Zaire, central Africa. Made from plaited twigs twisted into a circle, possibly a body adornment.

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Roughly rounded lid of a charm box. The structure is formed of wood that has been sewn together with plant material stitching. The outside is covered with hide. Only a few patches of hair remain on the hide.

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A charm box with the underlying structure of wood to roughly form a cylinder. The base and sides are sewn together with cord made from plant material to form the shape. There is hide wrapped around the outside with damage to the surface and some hair…

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Bow rat trap made of cane.

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Cupping horn made from a section of horn, which ia attached to a stock with wax.

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Cane basket with a square base and a circular rim. The cane is dark and very tightly woven.

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Fly whisk or whip with horse hair. The wooden handle has a metal tip, and the head is covered with brown patterned textile.

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Small knife. The handle is in the shape of a human figure sitting with arms wrapped around pulled-up knees.