bag (containers)

Pink netted fibre bag from the Ake people, the main body of which is oblong. A warp-faced strap attached to the top at each side made of braided, or tablet woven, cotton in white, with red and blue warp patterning at the edge and in a central stripe. Along the bottom of the bag a row of pairs of Job's Tears seeds is attached, from which plain coloured strips of fabric in green, white, pink, yellow, blue and red hang. At the two lower corners are tufts of orange, green and red wool and a coin. The top of the bag edged with similar tufts of orange green red pink and white wool. From this edge on one side hang groups of various combinations of fabric strips, strands of wool in many colours, and beetle wings. A similar bunch is attached to the shoulder strap at each side near the base of the strap.

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