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Description

A brown leather bag in three main pieces with appliqued, and embroidered leather trim outlining the flap and the front of the bag. Side inserts extend upward to form a sheath into which a double braided strap handle is bound. Front flap fastens with a leather toggle. Design motifs include diamond and cup-shaped cut-outs of decreasing size, crosses, and dot-and-dash lines.

History Of Use

Many varieties of bags and other containers are made by leather workers throughout the Sub-Saharan area of West Africa and are widely traded. The style of embroidery and applique and the use of 'Kano green' are typical of Northern Nigeria. The bag style indicates probable Fulani origins.

Iconographic Meaning

The colour green, significant in Mohammedan ritual, indicates the influence of Islam in Northern Nigeria.

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