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Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast.

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Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast.

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Title
Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast.
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Design -- African

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC DESI-Afr
Topics
Headdresses
Ecclesiastical embroidery, Medieval
costumes -- African
Decoration and ornament -- Africa
Anklets (Ornaments) -- Africa
Dresses -- Africa
Women -- Clothing & dress -- Africa
Notes
Content: Title from folder.
Content: Written on border: "July 1890" Printed on border: "531" "From the Masai Land are shown, among other things, three handsome war head-dresses of black ostrich-feathers; and also the entire dress of a Mahdi woman, consisting of a band of plaited string with a fringe, having along its upper edge a row of little metal bosses, and completed with a small triangular pendant having a longer fringe. More uncomfortable ornaments than the brass anklets worn by women of the Ebo country can hardly be imagined." "Among the collection of personal ornaments is a bracelet of the Aggry beads, valued on the Gold Coast at their exact weight in gold dust." Includes additional text.
Source note: Demorest''s family magazine. (New York : [s.n.] 1865-1898).
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix: 1651733
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17584017
Barcode: 33333159290481
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 68fd1140-c54e-012f-30d0-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1890: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0024-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0024-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1890). Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0024-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Ostrich-feather head-dress from Masai Land ; Complete dress of a Mahdi woman ; Brass anklet from the Ebo country ; Bracelet of the aggry beads from the Gold Coast.