Kamajor Ronko Shirt

A Ronko vest made out of cotton with charms or sebehs in different colours (green, mauve, red and white) and a black print design. It has two pockets on the front and one on either side. This was acquired by the Sierra Leone National Museum as part of a collection of garments used by the Kamajor Civil Defence Force during Sierra Leone's Civil War. The Kamajor militia drew upon traditional hunter-warrior law and used medicines and other esoteric knowledge to give them supernatural powers to protect themselves and make them more effective fighters.

Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress, Religious/ritual equipment, charms
  • Object: Kamajor Ronko Shirt
  • Materials: Textile, Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 800mm [L] x 560mm [W]
  • Production Date: 1994-2001
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Unknown
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.2011.010.05

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