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

Description

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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