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.
Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall
Current & Past Exhibitions:
African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
African Gallery (1987 - 1994)
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