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vintagefancanada's items4 of 5BRENTLEIGH WARE POTTERY NEED HELP WITH MARKINGS5 art glass butterfly dishes 1 large 4 smaller was told for serving dried fruit
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    this is believed to be a western Africa reward drum. it was bought at an estate sale from ex service man who was in the army core of engineers. this is truly an unsolved mystery. speaking with a lady from Ghana she told us that this drum was made by someone high up in the tribe to reward possibly a life saving event. the chief would have carved the wood to make the drum and even killed the animal for the surface hide. there is hairs on the bottom of the surface. the paint is original and the drawing is supposed to be the animal killed. if anyone has seen anything like this any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. vintagefancanada, 6 years ago
      I have been told so many things about this item I actually do not know what to believe anymore
    2. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Cool story , cool drum , i love it, how fun !!
      Looks like the animal killed was human !!!
      It actually reminds me of some things i have from the kingdom of bhutan!! ;-)
    3. vintagefancanada, 6 years ago
      I realized I did not put dimensions on this 4 " high and 9.5 inches wide
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i like the colors and the graphics!
    5. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Really like it!...:-)
    6. vintagefancanada, 6 years ago
      ty very much still trying to figure it out.
    7. vintagefancanada, 6 years ago
      we do know for sure the drum is at least 60 years old.

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