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Object Number: 81-2-5
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Nigeria
Height: 129cm
Length: 147cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert M. Bruckman, 1981


Blue robe with light blue embroidery on the front and back. One side is almost covered with intricate patterns in several different kinds of stitches. The inside of the robe is lined with purple cotton gauze. This type of robe is worn by an Oba or as a dress-up costume for anyone.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)View Objects in Exhibition

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