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Old 16th December 2019, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Mirror with western sahel type leatherwork

iThe leatherwork appears to be West African in style . It measures , when closed, 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Very faintly written in ink is a name which is largely illegible ... 'Lt A (?) H . E???? ?? th ( ? )
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Old 27th December 2019, 02:00 PM   #2
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That's very interesting. As a leather worker, I have a question. Is the leather on the outside front stacked up, or tooled in such a way as to look that way?
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Old 28th December 2019, 08:05 AM   #3
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It could also be from Niger or even Northern Nigeria. It is not new, but what does old mean in Africa? (- nowadays even 30, 50 years is sometimes considered old).

They used layers of cardboard covered with thin leather (goat ?) to make such exserted reliefs + glue (the same in the case of takouba sheath or some knives sheaths)
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