Beaded Apron

This is thought to be a womens beaded apron, made from black, beige and blue glass beads, woven to form alternating triangles. The original label supplied with the apron when it entered the British Museums collection, however, describes it as War boy’s dress of beadwork worn by Bai Bureh’s son. It came from a collection put together by Major F. H. Stone, who sold it to W. O. Oldman at the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in 1907. It was acquired by the British Museum in 1954.

Further Information

  • Type: Body adornment, jewellery
  • Object: Beaded Apron
  • Materials: Glass, Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Temne
  • Dimensions: 120mm [L] x 280mm [W]
  • Production Date: Pre 1907
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum; W. O. Oldman [Collector]; F H. Stone
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1954.23.213

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