Ames, David W.. The use of a transitional cloth-money token among the Wolof

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Title: The use of a transitional cloth-money token among the Wolof

Published in: American anthropologist -- Vol. 57

Published By: American anthropologist -- Vol. 57 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, 1955. 1016-1024 p.

By line: David W. Ames

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Wolof (MS30)

Subjects: Medium of exchange (436); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Price and value (435); External trade (439); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: This article discusses the use of cloth as a standardized medium of exchange by the Wolof during the 19th Century; the factors effecting its value; its function in “internal” and “external” trade; and its probale origin.

Document Number: 36

Document ID: ms30-036

Document Type: journal article

Language: English

Field Date: 1950-1951

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens; 1964

Coverage Date: eighteenth-nineteenth centuries

Coverage Place: The Gambia and Senegal

LCSH: Wolof (African people)


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