Warri Board; SLNM.1971.02.09


Sierra Leone National Museum


Warri Board

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CATALOGUE: A very ornately carved Warri Board. It is made of very hard wood. It is richly carved - most ornate. It has 10 holes with four containers (are at each end) to receive the won counters. It is full of decoration and it is free standing. It stands on four thick legs. It has an ornate bar on either side, running its length.

Other Information: Mr. Amara who pretends to be a trader is a carver as well. He hides the fact. I presume this warri board was carved by him as he had carved (to order) warri boards for some staff members at the Njala University. It is puzzling why he should pretend ignorance re carving at the Museum? Could he be a chiefdom carver?

31/05/2011: Damaged: Two legs on one side have broken off.

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