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dashiki
  • Sierra Leone
  • dashiki, 1975
  • Where object was made: Sierra Leone
  • cotton, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 83 x 106 cm
    Object Length/Width: 32 11/16 x 41 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.071
Description

Tunic made from cotton cloth and decorated with a printed design. The neck is a v-neck and the sleeves are elbow length and have long points at the end. There is a pocket sewn into the seam on the proper right side. The ends of the sleeves, around the neck opening, and along the bottom edge there is a wide band of printed pattern in dark green, yellow, red and dark blue with elaborate geometric and leaf designs.