Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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girls' cape
  • unknown Maasai maker
  • girls' cape, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Kenya or Tanzania
  • leather, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 100 x 121 cm
    Object Height/Width: 39 3/8 x 47 5/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.107

Cape made of leather, rubbed with brown-orange pigment. Beading along the curved edge in white, dark blue, and orange striped blocks, or solid blocks, of yellow, red, white, or green. Vertical stripe down most of center has blocks of white, dark blue, orange, red, and light green. Red and yellow circle at top. Circle is at center of "W" shape with dark blue and white, red, and green on one side and orange, dark blue, and white on the other.