Raffia Skirt

This is a raffia skirt worn as part of the costume of the dancing sowei , known as the ndoli jowei among the Mende or a-Nowo among the Temne. It is worn around the waist; other elements of the costume include the sowei mask, with raffia attached to its rim.

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Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Raffia Skirt
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1911
  • Associated Places: Sierra Leone: Kenema District: Kenema (Created and collected)
  • Associated People: A. Ridyard (Donor)
  • Museum: World Museum Liverpool Sierra Leone Collection
  • Accession Number: LIVCM.

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