Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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men's cape
  • unknown Amhara or Galla maker
  • men's cape, late 1800s–1938
  • Where object was made: Ādīs Ābeba, Ethiopia
  • goat's wool, leather, string
  • Object Height/Width: 117 x 220 cm
    Object Height/Width: 46 1/16 x 86 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1155

This is a semicircular cape of brown felted wool, with a pointed hood and red leather lining on the corners. The corners also have a light colored leather on the tips of the outer surface adjacent to four red beads sewn in a diamond pattern with yellow string. The edges of the cape have lines embroidered in red, green, and yellow.