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Object Number:
37-22-61
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:
African
Materials:
Cotton
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.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
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African Gallery (1987 - 1994)
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