cloak

Cotton cloak from Transkei, South Africa. The cloak is made from light brown cotton, with six decorative bands of black running along the bottom edge. The bands are decorated with white, green, orange and blue beads, with pink woollen tassels hanging from the bottom. Along the very bottom edge of the cloak is a single green cotton hem.

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