jacket; trousers (clothing: outerwear); hat (ceremonial clothing); sash

A boy's circumcision costume, sunnat toi with a coat or jacket, chopon made in black velvet and with dense embroidery. The jacket is collarless with short sleeves and an open front. Embroidered with scroll motifs around the sleeves, cuffs and jacket border, floral motifs on the front, and a V-motif on the back. The trousers are made in black velvet and with dense embroidery and have straight legs and unfinished cuffs. Embroidered with scroll motifs around the cuffs. The cloth sash is a heavily embroidered, green and grey square synthetic cloth with a black embroidered double border. This contains floral and abstract motifs in pink and black, between the inner and outer borders. Within the area enclosed by the border, flowers are embroidered in orange, red, pink, purple and black. The hat is dark blue with a white boteh motif. There is a black band around the brim. The lining is in yellow and red. The inner crown bears black stitching and blue stamp markings. This costume is for an older child of around 10 years.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk