FMNH 221327.nosub[1]

  • 221327: cotton, string, cowrie shell
    Photographer: Diane Alexander White : Field Museum of Natural History
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    Description: cotton, string, cowrie shell, leather garment
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    Transcriber: Julia W. Kennedy : Field Museum of Natural History - Anthropology Collections
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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Chicago Natural History Museum - Ethnology | 22-5 | Provenience: Western Nigeria, possibly Oyo region | People or Culture: Yoruba | Object: Cowrie covered garment for twin figure | Material: Cotton cloth, string, cowries, leather, presumably magical substances | Description: Sleeveless garment of tobe type made of several thicknesses of native woven cloth; on the front and back are sewn cowries in imbricated tiers, the bottom of the shell facing outward; the lower border of shells running the opposite direction; 5 triangular amulets of cloth rimmed w/ leather are sewn on the front and 1 is even sewn on the back. | Dimensions: (in cm.) 20.5 cm. long x 20.2 cm. wide | Collection: Purchased from J. Underwood 5/67 [LEFT MARGIN] A | ENT | 221327 | Field No. | Neg. No. 48 | Acc. 2951 [BACK] [PHOTOGRAPH]
Catalog Number: 221327.nosub[1]
Description: garment
Materials: shell; cowrie, cotton, string, leather
Cultural Attribution: Yoruba
Accession Number: [2951] J. Underwood (Purchase)
Accession Year: 1967
Collector/Source: John Underwood, Underwood, John and Leon
EMu IRN: 1127176
GUID: 4f381764-e1c1-4ad6-9a01-703f2b1bedb3

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