The Tandu Industry in Northern Nigeria and its affinities elsewhere.


In this extract from a larger journal the author describes the object of his visit to Nigeria in 1930,which was to see for himself the process, as practised by the Hausawa,of making flasks,boxes,and other receptacles from animal membranes,by layering and moulding the membrane over clay shapes, or cores,which are subsequently broken up inside the completed vessels,when the latter have dried sufficiently to retain the shape imparted by the cores.



Printed card covers protected on the face by a thick sheet of clear plastic.Stapled binding protected by a slide-on plastic sleeve.Size 10×6 pp 26 inc illustrated plates,plus sketches in text,with notes describing plates,A simple piece put together cheaply.and an interesting item for the collector of native works of art.Nice and clean,and in good condition.


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