Zoauve Jacket

This is one of a collection of Zoauve jackets, worn by the Royal West African Frontier Force (R.W.A.F.F). The R.W.A.F.F was formed by the British Colonial Office in 1900 amidst rising concern over French expansion towards North Nigeria. They were made by Hobson and Sons (London) Ltd.

Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress, Regalia
  • Object: Zoauve Jacket
  • Materials: Textile
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1960
  • Associated Places: Murray Town
  • Associated People: Major Hutson, S.L. Ordnance Dept. R.S.L.M.F., Murray Town
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1960.08.10

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