From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Shengge

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-61
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Shengge
Section African
Materials Cotton

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.

Length 120 cm
Width 173 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number unknown - Collector Number

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