Tunic Item Number: Ca35 a from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

White tunic that goes with trousers, shawl, and vest (Ca35 b-d) to form a suit. The tunic is white, opens on the sides and reaches mid-calf in length. The collar has a metal hook and clasp. There are two buttons beneath the collar on the front. The sleeves are long with three buttons on each cuff. There is a front pocket to one side with a button.

History Of Use

National men's costume (Parts a-d). Made by women by individual order. The shawl (netela) is worn over the right shoulder.

Cultural Context

clothing; national dress