Mandingo Cap

A Mandingo cotton embroidered cap. It is decorated with vertical panels of zigzag lines in red and black, and a border of black and white lines. The top of he cap is tufted. Mandingo in this context refers to a style of decorated work worn by Muslim elites. Alldridge mentions that the cap comes from Mandingo Country , this may refer to the Muslim state of Moria in the north-west of Sierra Leone.

Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Mandingo Cap
  • Materials: Textile
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 320mm x 210mm x 50mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1888
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R3483/104

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