Set of 5 steel tattooing instruments for drawing "

Made:
1880-1920

Set of 5 steel tattooing instruments for drawing "Uli" on the body (mma Nwa Nwuli) also used in painting the body with dyes from juices, Southern Nigerian, 1880-c. 1920; all 5 instruments identical, slight differences in size 17 cm between longest and shortest

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A120163
type:
tattooing instruments, cosmetics (tattooing), ethnography (african) tattooing appliances, ethnography (african)
credit:
Jeffreys, M.D.W.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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