Cane splint, Nigerian, c 1871-1908.

 
Cane splint, Nigerian, c 1871-1908.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

A cane splint made from sections of the stems of Guinea corn forming slats bound with strips of leather. It would have been used for treating fractures of the forearm bones by the Ibo tribe of northern Nigeria.

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