Beer straw

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Label Text
It is the custom among several peoples in Uganda to drink beer through long straws made of soft wood. The tubes are usually partially covered in finely woven raffia with a woven filter at the bottom.
Beer straw composed of a reed wrapped with red and brown dyed fibers and natural fibers.
Provenance
Collected Uganda, 1882
Michael Graham-Stewart, London, -- to 1989
Topic
Household
National Museum of African Art
Ganda artist
Credit Line
Acquisition grant from the James Smithson Society
Medium
Plant fiber, reed
Dimensions
H x W x D: 53.4 x 1.6 x 11.1 cm (21 x 5/8 x 4 3/8 in.)
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Geography
Uganda
Late 19th century
Type
Tool and Equipment
Object number
89-8-36