University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 37-22-61
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937


Made of native cotton cloth with stripes of the natural light colour of the fiber and light and dark blaue stripes. The dye is made from a plant called dzale. The gown is embroidered with European silk thread. This gown originally belonged to Paramount Chief Albert Caulker of Bompe Chiefdom.

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