Man's shirt

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Object Name
hu ronko
Label Text
This dye-stamped, patterned shirt is typical of the Yalunka peoples. It was brought to Bafodea, a center of the Limba peoples who learned dye stamping from the Yalunka. Its complex design motifs would have conferred status and prestige on the wearer.
Description
Man's shirt.
Provenance
Venice and Alastair Lamb, acquired Bafodea, Sierra Leone, 1980 to 1983
Exhibition History
TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., June 11-December 7, 2008
Credit Line
National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Natural History, purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1983-85, EJ10463
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Mid-20th century
Object number
EJ10463
Yalunka artist
Topic
Status
Adornment
Male use
geometric motif
star
Geography
Kalia, Sierra Leone
Medium
Cotton, natural dye
Dimensions
H x W: 92 x 110cm (36 1/4 x 43 5/16in.)
National Museum of African Art
Type
Costume and Textile