This piece of leather was used by a sheomaker to protect the palm of the hand and the creases and holes are evidence of its use.
Heddle frames were a tool for weaving cloth.
The flax tapore would have covered a hangi or cooking pit which was a traditional cooking method using heated rocks.
A modern body cloth, woven in an old style of decoration.
Donors label “finished cloth beaten & ready for sale”- “1964”
This is an Adire alabere cloth that would have been used a women as a wrapper.
Donor’s label “Indigo dyed Adire.
Adire alabere cloth. Machine stitch-resist-dyed.
Adire alabere cloth. Indigo hand stitch-resist-dyed.
Donor’s label; “Stitched and tied Adire clothe, Much used and washed”.
A wrist guard, or bracer, used to prevent the bowstring from chafing the wrist when shooting an arrow.
A wristlet composed of animal hide and decorated with glass beads and a single cowrie shell.
Wristlet made from animal hide which is decorated with glass beads and a central metal stud.
A single leather strap decorated with two rows of blue and white beads below two rows of very small beads of red, white, green and blue beads.
This wooden board was used for qur’anic teaching, both in writing and reading.
North Devon Yeomanry Cornet's jacket, a Cornet was a junior officer sometimes as young as twelve, c.