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Wristlet

Wristlet made from animal hide which is decorated with glass beads and a central metal stud. Designed to imitate a watch. Secured to the wrist with metal fasteners.

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Wristlet

A single leather strap decorated with two rows of blue and white beads below two rows of very small beads of red, white, green and blue beads.

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Board

This wooden board was used for qur’anic teaching, both in writing and reading. Sura (chapters) from the Qur’an were written on the board, memorised, then washed off. The water became blessed by the act of washing off the ink and was then drunk. Collected in Lagos before 1853.

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