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Source:   Design -- African


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Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast.

Image ID: 818566

Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Brace... (1890)

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Image Title

:  Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast.

Published Date

: 1890

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 29 x 19 cm. (11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Notes

: Written on border: "July 1890" Printed on border: "531" "From the Masai Land are shown, among other things, three handsome war head-dresses of black ostrich-feathers; and also the entire dress of a Mahdi woman, consisting of a band of plaited string with a fringe, having along its upper edge a row of little metal bosses, and completed with a small triangular pendant having a longer fringe. More uncomfortable ornaments than the brass anklet ....
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Original Source

: From Demorest's family magazine. (New York : [s.n.] 1865-1898) .

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Design -- African

Source Description

: 1 folder (4 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC DESI-Afr

Digital ID

: 818566

Record ID

: 704192

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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