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raffia basketry, black and white

Small drum, detail
It is composed of a wooden body, covered all around by animal skin with hair, and attached by strings also made of animal skin.

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Lamellaphone musical instrument, thumb piano

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Lamellaphone musical instrument, thumb piano

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Dancer figurine made of raffia. It pictures a dancer wearing a black and white raffia costume.

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These fibres come from raffia plants. First, fibrous inner layer of the palm frond leaves are removed and then rolled together to add strength. Next, they are dried during a minimum of three days. Finally, they are worked to soften the fibre before…

The raffia is dyed before being woven what creates this tartan pattern. Woven on a vertical manual loom.

The textile is made of fibres from Raffia palm leaves. The original fibres are weaved into the textile base using a single loom by men. Women use natural plants as dye to colour the shredded fibres, and weave them onto the basic textile to create…

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Made of raffia and glass pearls. This type of hat was originally made of natural beads, and some still are.

Carved wood

This is a mortar and pestle used to process rice, cassava leaves, cassava flour, plantains, potatoes...