University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBoubou
Object Number: 2003-72-407
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Senegal
Section:African
Materials:Cotton
Pigment
Technique:Woven
Sewn
Dyed
Length: 92.7cm
Width: 174cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1900.1.127 - Other Number

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.


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