Robe, Agbada (Big gown), including a buba (inner gown) and sokoto (pant)

Unidentified Yoruba maker


about 1960

aso oke (handwoven cotton strips) and machine-made embroidery

Overall: 51 × 74 in. (129.5 × 188 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Manjari Wijenaike, Class of 1991, Sanjeevani Wijenaike and Marisha Bandaratiklaka in memory of their grandfather, Mr. Andrew W. Kannangara



Place Made: Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Outerwear

Research Area


Not on view


Akintola Deko (1913-1987), Agriculture Minister, Nigeria; given to Andrew W. Kannangara, in appreciation of his work as the Project Director for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign's Swamp Rice Agriculture Project for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organizaton, in 1960; bequeathed to his daughters, Mrs. Dananjani Wijenaike and Mrs. Amitha Bandaratiklaka; to their children, Manjari Wijenaike, Class of 1991, Sanjeevani Wijenaike, and Marisha Bandaratiklaka; given to present collection, 2013.

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