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Kaba Ensemble

Artist/Maker
Place of origin

The ensemble is of printed cotton in the popular Ghanaian style know as a kaba and slit, or simply kaba, which consist of a kaba (sewn blouse), an abosoo or slit (wrapped or sewn skirt), and an akatasoo or second cloth (unsewn cloth), which was in this case worn as a headscarf.


Object details

Object type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Kaba
  • Slit
  • Headwrap
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Ensemble of a kaba (top), slit (skirt) and headwrap, printed cotton, Akosombo Textiles Limited, Ghana, 1990s
Physical description
The ensemble is of printed cotton in the popular Ghanaian style know as a kaba and slit, or simply kaba, which consist of a kaba (sewn blouse), an abosoo or slit (wrapped or sewn skirt), and an akatasoo or second cloth (unsewn cloth), which was in this case worn as a headscarf.
Dimensions
  • T.37 1 2022 width: 17.25in (Note: across waist)
  • T.37 1 2022 length: 27in (Note: shoulder to hem)
  • T.37 2 2022 width: 21in (Note: widest point across waist)
  • T.37 2 2022 length: 41in
  • T.37 3 2022 width: 46in
  • T.37 3 2022 length: 68in
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by Akua Appiah
Collection
Accession number
T.37:1-2022

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Record createdJune 19, 2021
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