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.
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