sheath (food processing & storage)

Meat knife sheath, leather.

Item number 31 on Jeremy Keenan's item list. Sheath for a meat knife called 'elmusi' in Tamahaq. Keenan acquired this object from Sidi Mohammed of the Kel Hirafok people. Keenan refers to fig 171 in Johannes Nicolaisen's 'Ecology and culture of the pastoral Tuareg: with particular reference to the Tuareg of Ahaggar and Ayr' (Nicolaisen, 1963, p 237, fig 171). Manufactured by blacksmiths ('inadan').

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