blouse; halili

A short-sleeved barkcloth woman's blouse, lemba, with a round neckline. It is made in two pieces and hand sewn together at the sides. The blouse flares out towards the bottom and the arms narrow slightly. It has a large, painted, identical black central motif on the centre front and back. Two identical smaller motifs, have been painted on each shoulder. A row of framed star-shaped motifs runs along the bottom of the blouse, both front and back. The ground is bright pink. Probably manufactured for sale to tourists.[Textile]

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