Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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man's shirt
  • unknown Limba maker
  • man's shirt, 1975
  • Where object was made: Kabala, Sierra Leone
  • cotton, pigment, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 77.5 x 110 cm
    Object Height/Width: 30 1/2 x 43 1/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0234

T-shaped brown shirt made of cotton cloth that was woven in small strips and joined together. The shirt has a deep v-neck opening and the sleeves are made from separate pieces of cloth that are attached to the upper sides of the shirt. The sides of the shirt below that are sewn together. On the front of the shirt below the neck opening is a v-shaped pocket. The cotton cloth of the shirt has been dyed with a reddish brown field and dark brown details. the bottom of the shirt has a wide band of dark brown. The rest of the shirt is decorated with bands of patterns divided by thin brown lines. The patterns are small rounded shapes with long projections, x-shapes, and cross shapes. On the pocket are seven-pointed starburst shapes.