University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 83-43-5
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Dou Donggo
Provenience: Mbawa Village
Rayon (uncertain)
Length: 73.5cm
Width: 47cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Anne Just, 1983


The traditional blouse (kebabu) worn by women in Donggo. Made of a single piece of material double over and sewn at sides. V cut for neck. Wheel-spun cotton dyed with local indigo. Blue and green stripes of nggoli, a synthetic thread bought in Sila. Hand sewn, very fine workmanship. Made about 1975, Larodu hamlet. Black, with barely visible narrow stripes. Wider, brighter stripes consisting of 4 narrow blue bands or 4 narrow blue bands edged with light green thread. Bottom of neck hole, front and back, finished off with pink stitching

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