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85/649 Shirt, mens, cotton / human hair, maker unknown, Cameroon, about 1900-1925. Click to enlarge.

Mans shirt from Cameroon

Made
Shirt, man's, cotton / human hair, Cameroon, between about 1900 and 1925

Shirt constructed as a wide, loose thigh-length garment. Made of coarse, woven, tan coloured cotton with pale blue woven stripe (appears to be sacking material). Applied all over the garment are small cut pieces of black and red wool flannel, red cotton and felted balls of human hair. The shirt has an hessian inset around a simple cut neck opening. The shirt is sleeveless with turned seam stitched below to form side seams. Turned lower hem.

Summary

Object No.

85/649

Object Statement

Shirt, mens, cotton / human hair, maker unknown, Cameroon, about 1900-1925

Physical Description

Shirt, man's, cotton / human hair, Cameroon, between about 1900 and 1925

Shirt constructed as a wide, loose thigh-length garment. Made of coarse, woven, tan coloured cotton with pale blue woven stripe (appears to be sacking material). Applied all over the garment are small cut pieces of black and red wool flannel, red cotton and felted balls of human hair. The shirt has an hessian inset around a simple cut neck opening. The shirt is sleeveless with turned seam stitched below to form side seams. Turned lower hem.

Dimensions

Height

960 mm

Width

1210 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1985

Acquisition Date

17 May 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

Mans shirt from Cameroon 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 October 2020, <https://ma.as/52147>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/52147 |title=Mans shirt from Cameroon |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 October 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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