Raffia Skirt

A skirt, made from woven, black dyed, raffia. It is ornamented with bugle beads, and bits of calabash, which would have rattled when worn. It is likely to have been part of a costume worn by dancers, or public performers. This was originally part of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum collection. It was acquired by the British Museum in 1954.

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Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Raffia Skirt
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1954
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1954.23.3433

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