over-the-head; wide, long sleeves; open along bottom except for short seams at bottom of each sleeve; crushed indigo; dark blue embroidery thread: spiral containing circle with diamond design formed by chain and dot/eyelet embroidery stitches on upper proper left back; spiral containing circle with diamond design formed by chain and dot/eyelet embroidery stitches on upper proper right chest; triangle, diamond and square design on upper proper left chest, with cable-like texture or dot pattern in filled-in areas of design; small semi-circle on back of neck; deep rectangular neckline with embroidered design from proper left chest continuing along proper left collar; square of indigo fabric at chest and waist on proper left front torso

Man's robe (agbada), before 1920

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Title
Man's robe (agbada)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.102.27
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over-the-head; wide, long sleeves; open along bottom except for short seams at bottom of each sleeve; crushed indigo; dark blue embroidery thread: spiral containing circle with diamond design formed by chain and dot/eyelet embroidery stitches on upper proper left back; spiral containing circle with diamond design formed by chain and dot/eyelet embroidery stitches on upper proper right chest; triangle, diamond and square design on upper proper left chest, with cable-like texture or dot pattern in filled-in areas of design; small semi-circle on back of neck; deep rectangular neckline with embroidered design from proper left chest continuing along proper left collar; square of indigo fabric at chest and waist on proper left front torso