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Sierra Leone  (Africa)

According Plain/III 2021 are these sets made in Sierra Leone by the Mende tribe. The queen has the characteristic high hair dress of the Creole women, a minority in Sierra Leone.

However, a comparable set was bought at the Centre Artinasat in Bamako, see Mali page.

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  • Sierra Leone
  • 1960's-1980's
  • Wood K 9.3-10.5; p 5.2