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Tailored jacket with zip fastening, in red, green, yellow, black and white fabric with shoulder decoration and four tail features, extending from the waistband, part of an Ugly Man fancy dress masquerade costume purchased from a tailor in Winneba by D.A. Acquandoh (Hippies): Africa, West Africa, Ghana, Elmina, collected in 2000 - 2001

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World Culture

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Production information

Elmina, Central Region, Ghana, Western Africa


2000 - 2001


Textile, Cotton, Thread, Cardboard, Nylon

Physical description

Tailored jacket top with shoulder decorations and four tail features extending from waistband. Made of various fabrics, including red and gold brocade fabric, factory produced cotton fabric with red, yellow, green black and white printed design commemorating 40 years Ghanaian independence, yellow and white fabrics, black nylon zip. There is cardboard interfacing between fabric on shoulder detail. The lining is made from recycled flour bags.


Collector: Nicklin, Keith, 1946 - 2002
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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