Toy rifle made from banana leaf stalk

Item

Title

Toy rifle made from banana leaf stalk

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Toy
Toy & Game

Description

Toy rifle made from a banana leaf 'stalk'. A long strip has been detached from the main stalk, bar each end, to form a shoulder strap. Small slats have been made along the 'gun', so that when one's hand is drawn quickly across them a popping sound [i.e. gun fire] is achieved. According to previous cataloguing information, this was collected from the Umbundu people and would have been owned by a girl.[FHM25/09/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Banana; Leaf; Plant
Dried

Identifier

ETH.ANG2.1351
A36/1351

Source

Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1936

Space/Place

Angola
Africa

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust