jackets (clothing: outerwear)

Warp faced cotton jacket, a 'kalambi', worn by men or women. It is predominantly red, with fine blue/yellow/white stripes. All edges, save for the sleeve cuffs, are edged with red cotton and beside this is a grouping of shell on each side of the front opening. The back of the jacket has a badge, depicting five identical anthropomorphic motifs, worked in yellow, blue and white cottons, using a needle-darning technique. Above the badge is a diamond-motifed discontinuous supplementary weft pattern. 11 metal bells are sewn onto the back hem. [Textile]

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