Loom

15.11.04.6

About this object

STOCKBOOK: Weaving loom all complete, including frame, yarn, headles, reed, shuttle and cloth, also box (seat) heel protector, and sledge with stones. Complete cloths are sold as follows: Cotton 3/6 to £1. Cotton and silk £1 to £4. All silk £4 to £8. A.R. Jellah Coffee [Dzelu Kofe], Kwitta [Keta], Gold Coast.

WEST AFRICAN MAIL
Vol. II. No 87, November 25th 1904
p.821
The West African section of the Liverpool Museum has been enriched by the recent acquisition of many interesting objects from various parts of the Coast presented by King Amonoo of Anamaboe, King Cudjoe Ababio of Accra, Prince Tackie of Accra and Chief Ocloo, Kwitta per Mr A. Ridyard, of the steamship “Nyanga,” who has also added many interesting objects to the collection, the principal one being a native working loom, complete in every detail, which may be seen in the Mayer Basement, mounted exactly as used on the Gold Coast.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing; Tools
  • Culture
    Ewe
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ghana: Keta
  • Date made
    1904 before
  • Materials
    String; Wood; Textile Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Collector
    Arnold Ridyard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Ghana: Keta
  • Date collected
    1904 before
  • Measurements
    unknown
  • Related people
    Arnold Ridyard (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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