War shirt (Bataker) - ROM2017_15861_1


War shirt (Bataker)

Maker: Unidentified Maker
Medium:Cotton, leather, natural fibre, fur, metal, wood
Geography: Unidentified Company, Ghana
Date: c. 1970
74.5 x 79 cm
Object number: 2012.65.51
Credit Line: Federico Carmignani Asafo Collection; This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionThis leadership shirt, collected in Ghana in the early 2000s by Federico Carmignani, is a typical example of a war shirt worn by supi and asafohenfo during official company gatherings. This particular garment alternates decorative elements to assemblages working as spiritual amulets.
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