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Black woman's jacket with front opening and side slits. Strips of dark blue and orange cloth trim the collar; tassels embroidered at the ends. Sleeves have striped appliqués and open spaces in the armpits; stripes done in blue, white, red, and grey. Large embroidered panel across back consists of bands with geometric and linear motifs; designs done in red, white, blue, black, grey, yellow, pink, and olive green. Panel is outlined in white beads; triangles, made up of white buttons, extend from bottom edge to end of shirt.


Purchased by the donor in 1984, while researching textiles and paper-making, from the woman who was wearing it.

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