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Object Number:37-22-64
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Sherbro
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Cotton
Length: 125 cm
Width: 203 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number:unknown - Collector Number

Description

Of European calico. Dyed [tie-and-dye] with gara The characteristic man's costume is the loin-cloth, now usually of European manufacture. It is wrapped about the hips, so that the corners overlap. One corner is drawn through between the legs and tucked in over the cloth in front. It may be secured by a string around the body just above the hips. This is still the regular wear for working hours. Many men now wear European garments: a shirt over the loin-cloth or over a pair of khaki shorts.

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