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Description

Pair of heelless slippers; the sole consists of three or more layers of rawhide and leather sewn together as a separate unit. The leather insole and lined upper are attached separately. The upper is cut widely towards a slightly pointed toe. The upper is ornamented in an impressed or tooled design of straight lines, dots and circles forming a set of triangles pointing towards the toe.

History Of Use

Leather goods like these slippers are made widely in the Sub-Sahara of West Africa and are found frequently in Northern Nigeria.

Cultural Context

Worn on the feet.

Item History

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