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Native Name:
Boubou
Object Number:
2003-72-407
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Senegal
Section:
African
Materials:
Cotton
Pigment
Technique:
Woven
Sewn
Dyed
Description:
War Cloak. A large rectangular cloak, consiting of strips of cotton woven on a narrow man's loom, sewn together; the strips in the center of the garment are vertical, those on each side are horizontal; each of the strips is decorated in brownish ink or stain with symbolic drawings and on some strips what appears to be Arabic characters; the neck is a simple rounded opening.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Number:
1900.1.127   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)
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