University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 78-2-9
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Madagascar
Section:African
Materials:Grass
Credit Line:Purchased from Margaret Linton, 1978

Description

Raffia cloth or raban, sample piece of natural, black, white, pink-purple. This was made by the Betsinusaraka tribe of the east coast. The workmen weak smocks of plain, natural color raffia cloth; the women wear a band of striped cloth over their breasts, and ending at about the knees.


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