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Jacket

Description

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

Museum reference

K.2001.748

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Jacket

Production information

Unknown
Elmina, Central Region, Ghana, Western Africa

Date

2000 - 2001

Materials

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.

Associations

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

Exhibitions

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

References

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.

On display

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