Wild Silk Dandogo Robe

$3,175.20

Fine example of a rather unusual style of Yoruba chief’s robe called a dandogo,”

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Description

AGB129. Fine example of a rather unusual style of Yoruba chief’s robe called a dandogo,” characterised by a flared body and extremely wide sleeves. These dramatic robes were particularly expressive for dancing at ceremonies where the body of the gown would flare out in a circle, as shown in the picture below. This robe is tailored from thick white hand spun cotton and beige wild silk sanyan, and as such is rarer than more commonly found indigo examples. Sleeve ends are lined with early C20th aso oke, the collar areas with pale blue trade cloth, and tailoring is by hand throughout. Simple but well executed embroidery. Dates from early C20th. Condition is excellent.

Measurements: 105 inches x 50, 268cm x 128.

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)


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