Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karamojong maker
  • apron, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Uganda
  • goat skin
  • Object Height/Width: 77 x 80 cm
    Object Height/Width: 30 5/16 x 31 1/2 in
  • Gift of Sandra Gray
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4197

The apron was made from a single goat skin that is primarily black with reddish brown along the edges. The shape of the animal is still visible, with the skin from the legs creating points on either side of the bottom, the tail protrudes from one side and the ends of the skin from the two other legs are sewn together, creating a strap to go around the neck.