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Straw Bag



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Physical Description

Woven straw bag in semi-circular shape with natural vegetable fibres together with ones dyed red and blue woven in to create various patterns. Narrow sides to bag in natural, red and blue fibres. Relatively small opening to bag on top of semi-circle edge. Multi-coloured strap and loop used to close bag and relatively long handle in natural fibres attached to either side of opening

Associated Place

Nigeria (Place)


Botanic products


(Whole): 280mm
Width (Whole): 60mm
Length (Top): 560mm

Exhibition Label

Memories of Home, 2000

In 2000 Hackney Museum set-up a ‘West African Collecting Panel’. Its aim was to choose objects which panel members associated with growing up in West Africa. It was hoped that other people living in Hackney who had similar experiences would be able to identify with the items chosen. The panel selected 27 objects for Hackney Museum. A few are on display here - a pair of crocodile skin shoes, a N.T.G.B sack, multi-coloured woven cloth, a woven bag, a rattle made of shells and a catapult.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

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