Artwork : ArchiveNo00166

Piece of garment 2001






Contributor Name Marie Costa
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Location Southsea
Collection Date 21.09.08 2.26pm
Artefact Name Piece of garment
Artefact Description Damask with embroidered trimmings.
Avocado green and gold embroidery.
It is part of a two piece Nigerian, West African women’s outfit. The outfit would include a loose top with trousers.
9 x 42cm
Good condition.
Artefact Date 2001
Artefact Stored Wardrobe in bedroom
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Fibre (green thread) taken from mid-edge
Sample Image

History of Artefact This kind of outfit would be made by a male tailor. A special machine is used to make them. It would be worn on special occasions – like Sundays. It’s a traditional garment in West Africa – ‘most clothes in West Africa are fairly interchangeable.’

Previous Owners None
Special Memories ‘It’s one of those things that you buy when you need something to wear. You wouldn’t find one of these on sale in Portsmouth. It was bought from Spittlefield’s market in London.’
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