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unknown Loma
Loma Primary

Loma Gourd Rattle

19th century - 20th century
Gourd, Fiber, Seeds

9.17 x 6.1 x 6.1 in. (23.292 x 15.494 x 15.494 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.105.a-b
Geography: Africa, Liberia
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Musical Instruments & Sound-making Implements
Culture/Nationality: Loma, Liberian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • gourds - The hard-shelled fruits of any of various plants of the Cucurbitaceae family.
  • Liberian - Style and culture of the nation of Liberia, a West African state founded in 1822.
  • Loma
  • rattles - Shaken idiophones made in a variety of forms worldwide, in which one or more objects strike against each other or against the inside or outside of another object.
  • seed - Material comprising the seed of a plant, which is the nutrient material for development after germination that is enclosed in a protective coat. Seeds may be processed in various ways for use as materials, or they may be used whole as elements in a design.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, C├┤te d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Esther A. Dagan, When Art Shares Nature's Gift: The African Calabash (Montreal, Quebec: Galerie Amrad African Arts, 1988), 127, 139. Figure Number: 130

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