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Jacket with zip fastening, extended shoulder decoration and three tails attached to waistband, made of yellow, black, green and red strips of fabric, part of 'Fine Lady' fancy dress masquerade costume, originally purchased by Donatus Archibald Acquandoh (Hippies) from a tailor in Winneba: Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Winneba, 2000

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World Culture

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Production information

Winneba, Ghana, Western Africa


Textile, Cardboard, Thread, Nylon

Physical description

Jacket with zip front, extended shoulder decoration and three tails attached from waistband. Made of yellow and black stripes of factory produced abric machine stitched together. Green, yellow and red strips of fabric, with white nylon zip to front edges. White frilled decoration stitched on front and back. Lining of recycled white flour bags with manufacturers stencilled logo. Shoulder decoration interfaced with cardboard.


Collector: Nicklin, Keith, 2000 (fl.)
Collector: Salmons, Jill, 1979 - 2000 (fl.)
Previous owner: Acquandoh, Donatus Archibald, 1965 (b.) - 2008 (fl.)
Winneba, Ghana, Western Africa


  • Performance and Lives (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland


Peek, Philip and Barry Hallen. ‘In Memoriam – Keith Nicklin’, in African Arts, Winter 2002, Vol.35, No.4 pp.12-13, 91.

Nicklin, Keith and Jill Salmons. ‘Hippies of Elmina’, in African Arts, Summer 2005, Vol. 38, No.2 pp. 60-5, 95.

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